Senate Confirms Merrick Garland as Attorney General

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The Senate has voted to confirm Merrick Garland as the United States attorney general. Senators voted 70-30 on Garland’s nomination to lead the Justice Department, with 20 Republicans voting to confirm the nominee.

Fox News reports:

“Judge Garland’s unshakeable commitment to serving his country is deeply rooted in who he is,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to recommend Garland’s nomination. “He fundamentally grasps that America’s greatness rests in our bedrock principles of justice and the rule of law.”

“Judge Garland’s unshakeable commitment to serving his country is deeply rooted in who he is,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to recommend Garland’s nomination. “He fundamentally grasps that America’s greatness rests in our bedrock principles of justice and the rule of law.”

Cornyn specifically pointed to Garland’s failure to commit to allowing John Durham’s investigation of the origins of the Russia probe to continue.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking member on the committee, similarly expressed support for Garland while noting that he was worried about how he might handle Second Amendment issues.

Then-President Obama previously nominated Garland to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Ultimately Neil Gorsuch filled the seat on the bench.



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liz
liz
8 months ago

Feeble and radical!

1-mac
1-mac
8 months ago

Republican idiots have just help with the death if the 2nd amendment. Garland is very anti 2nd amendment and will inflict much damage on legal gun owners. He has done so before. Weren’t you RINO’s paying attention?

Dan
Dan
8 months ago

This is the guy when asked if people crossing our borders illegally was a crime. His reply was well he never gave it much thought. So get ready America. If you’re here illegally you will not be convicted or charged with any crimes. If you’re a citizen born in this country you are now considered to be a potential domestic insurgent terrorist. Mark my words….

SHRW
8 months ago

The article speaks favorably of Judge Garland and 20 republican Senators voter to sustain him. I don’t know anything about him but I am suspect of anyone anyone nominated by Obama or Biden. So far Biden’s nominees have been the worst of the worst. He is being surrounded by inept and destructive people.

realitybasedbob
realitybasedbob
8 months ago

America finally has an AG we all can respect!
Thanks, Joe!

Damadem
Damadem
8 months ago

To Boob Bob – 1st your username is totally ridiculous 😂💩 2nd – I take it that you agree to this moron (much like yourself) nominee taking your ONLY WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND FAMILY when he amends the 2nd Amendment!!! The insane ( NOW THAT IS REALITY ) Demoturds aka Socialist Regressives have made it clear that they don’t like OR want law and order in this country – therefore now you’ll NEED YOUR GUN to protect yourself- calling 911 won’t get you help – y’all have f’d that up and now WHO IS GOING TO PROTECT YOU when the home invaders knock down your door and possibly murder or rape your wife or daughter…. hmmm???? ,or domestic terrorist such as BLM and Antifa come to burn your home ??? – what are going to do or who are going to call Bobby ??? I’m a respectable gun owner as is 90% of Americans. I’m not not giving up my ONLY WAY TO PROTECT MYSELF AND FAMILY . YOUR NEW A.G. potentially could very well make this -what WAS a GREAT COUNTRY – even MORE DANGEROUS as if it needed any more help!!! — yeah thanks DEMENTED JOE —for NOTHING 🤮. Hey Bob THATS REAL REALITY !

bob d
bob d
8 months ago

lol! Yea, right!

Glenn
Glenn
8 months ago

STUPIDEST comment ever posted by anyone !!!

wvweights
wvweights
8 months ago

Please list those so called reps that voted for him. And when ever a senate vote is taken on any subject can you also please list the rinos and other reps that vote for it so we know who, hopefully will be gone next time they are up for election.

Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson
8 months ago
Reply to  wvweights

I would like to see that happen too. I do it at State level, but it’s much more needed on the National level.

Jack Schiht
8 months ago

Bye Bye Durham investigation and the Second Amendment.

flashy0ne
flashy0ne
8 months ago

When I see all these “fast” confirmations I have to wonder — just where was this bi-partisan support when the democrat’s were doing their best to NOT APPROVE any Trump appointments while DEMANDING full approval time delays ?? I believe it took Trump over a year to get his cabinet approved.

Gidget
Gidget
8 months ago

Ok, Am I the only one who wants to know WHY is Obama hanging around the White House?? Guess we found the Voice inside Biden’s Ears!!! Looks like Obama is getting his Third Term after all….

Gail Davis
8 months ago

Sorry to hear the news about Garland. After he spoke at his hearing, he is just a puppet for
Biden/ obama administration. He is not going to follow the laws, but do that they want him
to do to destroy the America way of life. Garland is nothing more than a communist democrat!

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