Biden to nominate Merrick Garland as attorney general

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President-elect Joe Biden has decided to nominate Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general, people familiar with the matter tell CNN, a long-awaited decision that moved toward completion Wednesday as it became apparent that Democrats were on the brink of winning control of the Senate.
The announcement of the attorney general, along with other senior leaders of the Justice Department, is expected to be made as soon as Thursday as Biden moves closer to filling the remaining seats in his Cabinet before assuming power on January 20.
While Garland has been a top contender for weeks, concerns about the vacancy his selection would create on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia raised alarm bells among Biden and many advisers who believed Senate Republicans would block any nomination to that seat. But with Democrats poised to control the Senate after two Georgia runoff races, those concerns were allayed.
"Judge Garland will be viewed in a whole new light now," a top Biden ally tells CNN.
Politico first reported the pick.

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104 Comments on "Biden to nominate Merrick Garland as attorney general"

  1. Zachary Collins | January 6, 2021 at 12:46 PM | Reply

    It’s no Supreme Court, but it’s an honest days pay.

    • Samuel Khasin | January 6, 2021 at 4:21 PM | Reply

      @evil khor I have a master’s degree, you’re talking about homeschooling, implying that you probably got as far as high school. 😉

    • @Samuel Khasin Haven’t talked to anyone Jewish on Youtube yet that hasn’t seen them self as an intellectual genius.

    • Samuel Khasin | January 6, 2021 at 4:39 PM | Reply

      @evil khor so what you’re telling me is that every Jew you’ve ever met has been better than you, and you’re jealous.

    • @David A EXACTLY! The Reps told Texas for 8 years that Obama wanted to take away their guns. And, interestingly, it never happened because the Republican threat was just another fear-packed lie.

    • Jan 20th is USA New Independence Day | January 6, 2021 at 7:47 PM | Reply

      @انمار جينار
      Wake up. No one wants to take guns away. Hopefully you will wise up and STOP spewing this lie.
      Gun Control is not gun confiscation.

  2. Samantha Jasmine | January 6, 2021 at 12:47 PM | Reply

    A big thank to D Joke Trump for helping the dems with this great victory.

    • Trump was working for the Democrats all along. The whole birther thing was Obama’s idea (to help his lizard buddy infiltrate the GOP). Trust me. I’m an expert at crackpot conspiracy theories. 😂

    • @Galaxy Brain And why is that? If a person says something enough people will start to believe it. He keepssaying it’s rigged like there voice doesn’t matter they will respond accordingly..Which is not to believe in the election…THANK YOU AGAIN TRUMP!!!

    • 100%

    • @Nicole Marsh me too 😂 OOOooo LMAO, give a TRUMPSTER something to think about? HA😂 love it.

    • This was all timing, sweet perfect timing, with two cups of Karma .

  3. Talk about what comes around goes around. 😅😅😅

    • Debra Johnson | January 6, 2021 at 4:20 PM | Reply

      @Kaitlyn Livingston Gestapo tactics under dictator Joe and his gang. This is like a group of vindictive children going around destroying those they don’t l7ke. Just like today we exercised our rights and look who calls in their thugs. Starting already.

    • cocoa tresbelle | January 6, 2021 at 4:21 PM | Reply

      Right 😂😂😂 when I seen the title I was like why that name sound familiar, this is too good 😂😂😂

    • @Debra Johnson snowflakes

    • @Frank unlike trump, Obama served two terms LOL

    • @Kaitlyn Livingston Me too, right after he wraps up the Hunter Biden influence peddling and money laundering investigation.

  4. Nice pick Biden. Garland finally got his chance.

    • Lesley Edgley | January 6, 2021 at 2:34 PM | Reply

      Ooh, I like that! Hope he still has an axe to grind!!

    • He better lock them all up

    • stevexNYCperformance | January 6, 2021 at 3:04 PM | Reply

      To get f*ck in the a$$

    • And yet, some Democrats are disappointed because Garland “isn’t progressive enough”?! FFS, the left wingers in the party need to learn when to STFU!!! We don’t need no liberal, progressive, conservative or whatever kinda ideologically streamed persons for those kinda positions (like the GA). We need professionals that are willing to do exactly what the job needs them to, nothing more. Without personal goals, without an agenda, without politics in mind! Because THAT’S EXACTLY what got us into this mess in the first place!

  5. Peighton Speth | January 6, 2021 at 12:50 PM | Reply

    Mitch is probably not a happy camper right now good

  6. soirilien st hilaire | January 6, 2021 at 12:52 PM | Reply

    Long overdue best choice to clean after the all the bad guys

    • @Gabe Hcuod YOU either cannot read or comprehend. But either way, these folks according to CNN’s narrative are Peaceful Protesters! I am on
      America’s Side.

    • @Gabe Hcuod Are you really this dumb, that you can barely Copy Paste your statements. Or are you paid to instill separation? This is the third comment from your Ditsy but with the exact same thing. Get creative, you don’t have to be a sheep forever you know? Oh and F.O!

    • @Darthronnin No, you talk out of your behind. Have you ever heard of the Reichskristallnacht? Trump supporters are peaceful protesters? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVKy_xzSiXI

    • @Darthronnin Reliable republican sources have said that it will happen soon after a funeral… and take a wild guess whose that would be… RiP

    • @Darthronnin and where did YOU learn it from? Lenin?

  7. Johnathan Davis | January 6, 2021 at 12:53 PM | Reply

    JUSTICE RESTORED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. FASCISM DEFEATED. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  8. Is it possible to bring charges of treason against these people who betrayed The Constitution and the rule of law?

  9. Lord Vader The Leftie | January 6, 2021 at 12:55 PM | Reply

    Stacey Abrahams was the true hero of this election cycle

    • Cori's Closet | January 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM | Reply

      @Miollvynir But I’m so glad they did! Her work for Biden’s election win and now in Georgia with winning the Senate run off was instrumental. I seriously question if these Democratic victories would have occurred without Stacey and her “get peeps registered and to the polls” stellar non-profit organization!

    • Janice L. Johnson | January 6, 2021 at 2:06 PM | Reply

      Hell yeah! Stacy Abrams played a vital role in 2020!

    • Lesley Edgley | January 6, 2021 at 2:36 PM | Reply

      Indeed she was. Trump’s biggest fear, a strong woman. How poetic.

    • And now that there’s a glimmer of hope for the next decade or so, plenty of time for Stacey and other females to continue their long overdue accession to higher levels of office of public service.

  10. Garland will have plenty of work to do prosecuting trump and his enablers.

  11. This is a nice consolation i hope he investigates mitches ties with russia

    • Madison Wells | January 6, 2021 at 6:41 PM | Reply

      Ummmm Hmmmmm. The only jobs Zombie has ever brought to this state – in almost 40 years in office – is a Russian owned metals plant, to middle-of-nowhere Ashland, KY?…. Yeah, that’s not suspicious, At All. 🙄🤨

    • David L Alexander | January 6, 2021 at 6:49 PM | Reply

      @Madison Wells
      And his wife is a spy for the CCP. Both of them are traitors to the United States of America.

    • Madison Wells | January 6, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      @David L Alexander Absolutely. And they have no shame, and don’t even try to hide it.
      It was disgusting enough that she was a Nepotism hire with Dump’s Administration, as Secretary of Labor; but she’s just as complicit as her Chimera husk of a husband.

  12. Black voters may have single-handedly saved American democracy!

  13. Chris McDowell | January 6, 2021 at 12:59 PM | Reply

    No disrespect to Doug Jones, but Merrick Garland, now nominated, deserves to be the next Attorney General. Maybe Mr. Garland will be renominated for the Supreme Court, in the future. However, for now, this is recompense, for what should have been his.

  14. Would love to see Moscow Mitch’s face on the day Garland is confirmed; him just sitting slouched in his chair powerless to stop it

  15. Barbara Warren | January 6, 2021 at 1:02 PM | Reply

    Glenn Kirschner would also be a fantastic option.

  16. Garland was refused by McConnell to the Supreme Court,so this is a nice thumping of the nose to McConnell and the republican senators who blocked his nomination.

  17. Mitch McConnell gets demoted to minority leader and Obama’s SCOTUS pick that was blocked by Mitch gets to be the new AG. Poetic justice.

  18. And now as future Attorney General,he can prosecute these republican traitors backing Trump’s ridiculous election claims.

    • @Baby Teano I think your case for that is about as strong as Trump’s is for voter fraud. Do you just watch a lot of CNN or did you get your law degree from sending in a bunch of barcodes on cereal boxes?

    • Kevin darling, I feel your pain.

    • @Baby Teano What pain?

    • Kevin darling, the pain of losing. I felt that 4years ago when Trump won but moved on to fight another day, you should move on, too. There’s another election after 4years and the 4 years after that… It’s painful but you will survive.

    • @Baby Teano I’m still lost unless you’re talking to someone else….I’m fully aware, I’ve read the Constitution several times.

  19. As long as he prosecutes Trump and cronies

  20. Finally, Merrick Garland gets the justice that he deserves, this time as attorney general! In your face, Moscow Mitch!

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