Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland's Senate confirmation hearing | USA TODAY 1

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland’s Senate confirmation hearing | USA TODAY

 

President Joe Biden's nominee to head the Justice Department, former U.S. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland, is scheduled to begin his confirmation hearings Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In his prepared opening statement, Garland vows to "protect the independence of the department from partisan influence" after four years in which critics assailed President Donald Trump for regularly venting his opinions on ongoing investigations, particularly ones involving himself and his allies.

Garland also pledges to prosecute the "white supremacists and others" who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in what he calls "a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy." And, arguing "we do not yet have equal justice," Garland promises in his statement to continue the Civil Rights Division's mission to protect the rights of the "most vulnerable members of our society."

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4 comments

  1. (Jesus is coming back! Soon!)

    (Ezekiel 21:8)- “give the people this message from the Lord.”

    (Isaiah 40:9)- shout from the mountaintops! Shout it louder! Shout and do NOT be afraid. Tell the towns, your God is coming!”

    (Joel 2:1)- “the day of the Lord is upon us.

    (Joel 2:12)- That is why the Lord says, “turn to me now while there is time.”

    (Isaiah 43:4)- “you are precious to me and I love you.”

    (Isaiah 43:25)- “And I will NOT remember your sins.”

    (Ezekiel 18:27)- “If people turn from their sins and do what is right, they will save their lives.

    (Explanation: just because a person has tattoos, or had sexual inter course before marriage, or had children before marriage, or uses drugs, does NOT mean that they are going to hell! Just because you’ve done these things doesn’t mean that you’re a bad person. He still loves you regardless! Never let anyone tell you otherwise

    The important thing is this! He wants everyone that is observing this message here today, to do their best in order to turn away from the following list of things before He arrives and he will open the gates of heaven to you:

    -disrespecting their parents
    -bullying/ being rude to others
    -making fun of others
    -Racist jokes and remarks
    -insulting others
    -gossiping
    -cheating/ having affairs
    -selling drugs
    -violence (getting into fist fights, or arguments)

    (women: no more inappropriate photos on social media, no more twerking videos, etc)

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  2. This man was robbed of his nomination to he supreme court due to mcconnell I am so glad they are giving him a chance to serve out country in other ways.

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