Today we start confirmation hearings for an Attorney General who will not act like the President’s personal lawyer. A welcome return to integrity.
Today, five years after Senate Republicans refused to grant him a Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Merrick Garland will be going before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a confirmation hearing to be President Biden's attorney general.
It makes me sick that @NYGovCuomo
was seriously being considered as attorney general just a few months ago by @JoeBiden
Thank you Merrick Garland for understanding the role of the Attorney General, which the prior Administration did not. https://t.co/9mBUDn1pBS
Something refreshing: Judge Garland does not seem to feel entitled to the position of Attorney General, but rather, very eager and emotional about the opportunity to serve our country.
Garland: “If I am confirmed as Attorney General, I promise I will not act like Bill Barr. In fact, in order to uphold the Constitution, I will pretty much act the opposite.”
is out here saying that the problem with the OBAMA Department of Justice is that it was "politicized and weaponized"...
Maybe he was in Cancun during all of Bill Barr's stint as attorney general.
I like Merrick Garland as Attorney General working on January 6 insurrection better than being in Supreme Court. Thanks Mitch
I look forward to saying the words "Attorney General Merrick Garland."
Sometimes these contrasts sound like parodies. But this one is real. CNN and MSNBC right now: Live coverage of senators scrutinizing Biden's pick for attorney general. Fox: "CANCEL CULTURE COMES FOR 'THE MUPPET SHOW."
If Merrick Garland won’t commit to letting John Durham finish the ‘Russia probe’ investigation, he should not be Attorney General.
Far, FAR more evidence backs the Durham investigation than did Bob Mueller’s ‘collusion’ farce.
Let Durham investigate. And release his report.
Texas's Republican attorney general Ken Paxton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, went to Utah during the Texas freeze. https://t.co/9XtbDp1qfU
Considering we just had a President who didn’t think the rule of law applied to him, it's interesting to hear so many of my Republican colleagues ask if Merrick Garland will follow the rule of law as Attorney General.
And of course, he will.
I think Texas needs new leaders... First Ted Cruz and now...
Texas’s Attorney General Ken Paxton and wife TX Senator Angela Paxton both fled to Utah during #TexasBlackout to avoid the freezing cold and water outage while their voters suffered.
Former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram discusses the potential crimes that could be revealed from the Supreme Court allowing the release of Trump’s tax returns to NY prosecutors. “He could be looking at a number of potential criminal charges.” https://t.co/eDAuXRFYsB
HUGE: Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland gives "complete assurance" to protect voting rights in light of voter suppression bills by GOP legislatures in Georgia, other states.
So while Cruz abandoned Texas to hit the beach in Mexico, Texas AG Ken Paxton flew to Utah for a trip unrelated to the storm.
They don’t believe in governance, and couldn’t care less about the people they’re supposed to represent. https://t.co/0fg6jwqSeY
#FACTCHECK: The polarization of DOJ did not come from President Obama. It came from the four tumultuous years of President Trump treating the Attorney General as his own personal lawyer and demanding that DOJ advance the interests of himself, his family, and his political allies.
4 years and 11 months after President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to be a Supreme Court Justice, today the Senate Judiciary Committee begins his confirmation hearing for Attorney General. McConnell’s political blocking Garland was only worse by his ramming through Barrett.
The former president treated the Department like a stable of personal attorneys and his Attorneys General as political errand boys. As Attorney General, Judge Garland will serve the interests of the American people.
The answer to the question: "will you enforce the law?" ought not to be hard for an Attorney General to come up with. https://t.co/EiPV6NpFgo
Lindsey Graham just told me he will “most likely” support Merrick Garland’s nomination as attorney general
It gives me great pleasure to know that Merrick Garland will be the US Attorney General and Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham can’t do shit to stop it.
Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden’s nominee for attorney general, pledged on Monday that if confirmed he would make the federal investigation into the Capitol riot his first priority. https://t.co/h5CIDzHV8y
HEADS UP: This week we have the confirmation hearings for both Merrick Garland (Attorney General) and Deb Haaland (Interior Secretary). We need these two incredible nominees to get confirmed, so please call your Senators today! https://t.co/83eYCCvnhu
Hold on a second. The guy Biden wants to serve as Attorney General of the United States thinks attacks "at night" are not terrorism?
You cannot make this shit up.
Merrick Garland told the Senate the threat from domestic extremism is greater today than at the time of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 & pledged he will make the investigation into the Capitol riot his 1st priority as attorney general.
Thanks to Moscow Mitch, Lindsey Graham and other seditious traitors for blocking Merrick Garland from SCOTUS because without that we would’ve never been able to see him as Attorney General prosecuting their white supremacist terrorists as well as investigating MAGA insurrection.
"I come from a family where my grandparents fled anti-Semitism and persecution. ... I feel an obligation to the country to pay back for protecting us," Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland said in an emotional moment during his confirmation hearing https://t.co/6jCs6a9gpB
whats good about dont call me is dont call me (the song) is like "i will contact the attorney general if you do not stop calling me" and the rest of the record is like "i was just joking about the attorney general are you free tonight"