Merrick Garland to commit to overseeing
Judge Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general, will sit before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing on Monday. In his opening statement, Garland says he will make civil rights, confronting “extremist attacks,” and upholding the independence of the Department of Justice some of his top priorities.
“If I am confirmed, serving as Attorney General will be the culmination of a career I have dedicated to ensuring that the laws of our country are fairly and faithfully enforced, and that the rights of all Americans are protected,” Garland will say, according to prepared remarks that were released Saturday.
After demonstrations protesting the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police and systemic racial injustice swept across the…