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Political insiders have revealed that President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland to be his attorney general.

Garland, the chief justice for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, was then-President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to fill the void left by Antonin Scalia’s death in 2016. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) prevented Garland’s nomination from moving forward, enabling President Trump to nominate Neil Gorsuch successfully in January 2017.

Pundits initially speculated that Biden had his sights set on former Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) or former deputy attorney general Sally Yates. Now that Rev. Raphael Warnock is projected to have defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Jon Ossoff is leading Republican Sen. David Perdue, both due to lower than needed GOP turnout, the president-elect has more freedom.

Business Insider’s Sonam Sheth and John L. Dorman have more:

The news is a remarkable development for the jurist, whose 2016 nomination to the Supreme Court was blocked by Senate Republicans. This time, getting him confirmed as the attorney general — and nominating a judge to replace him on the bench — is likely be easier for Biden, given that Democrats are poised to effectively control the Senate following the two hotly contested runoff elections in Georgia this week.

McConnell later boasted about the blockade. “One of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, ‘Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy,'” he said in August 2016.

Garland stepped away from hearing active cases in the DC circuit court after his nomination but returned to the bench in January 2017, when President Donald Trump was sworn in.

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Lee O. Welter
Lee O. Welter
1 month ago

If this appointee is of good character and respects his Oath of Office and our Constitution, he should frustrate BIden and cronies.

Kaiser
Kaiser
1 month ago
Reply to  Lee O. Welter

Can you name a Democrat who is of good character and respects his oath of office? The last Democrat that I respected was Joe Lieberman. Now that they control everything, we’re going to become Venezuela and WHEN they fail, they’ll blame Trump. Just like Obama blamed Bush for 7 years of his failure.

GP Patriot
GP Patriot
1 month ago
Reply to  Kaiser

Unlike Venezuela we the people are armed to the teeth and will not sit back while our country is destroyed. Be warned!! Once it starts you will NOT be able to stop it!!

Rosamunde Shenk
Rosamunde Shenk
1 month ago
Reply to  GP Patriot

You are right.

Muleskinner
Muleskinner
1 month ago
Reply to  GP Patriot

GP patriot
U R dead wrong! Even if patriots take up arms we can’t defeat the US military. Osama Obama fires all the loyal Conservative Generals etc.
The Big 45 could not ever claim marshal law because they will not follow his irders

Verdades
Verdades
1 month ago
Reply to  Muleskinner

I disagree

Omega 2
Omega 2
1 month ago
Reply to  Muleskinner

THE US MILITARY WILL SEE THE LIGHT AND JOIN THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

Ida Socci
Ida Socci
1 month ago
Reply to  GP Patriot

That is why they’re trying to figure out how to effectively disarm the population. God help us all!!

Bob Werner
Bob Werner
1 month ago
Reply to  Kaiser

Technically, Lieberman was an independent.

Verdades
Verdades
1 month ago
Reply to  Lee O. Welter

Not going to happen

AML
AML
1 month ago

Anybody appointed for any position by Biden / Harris is going to be painted with the same brush as them, that of cheaters and liars and should not be trusted.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  AML

Amen

blueyankee
blueyankee
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

what ever happened to Powell and the Supreme Court

Lt. Rob Polans Spec. & Intel Ret.
Lt. Rob Polans Spec. & Intel Ret.
1 month ago
Reply to  AML

Oh he won’t be trusted, the entire administration won’t. If you thought Trump’stime was hell (it came close) Biden, buckle up! #Resist!

AmFer
AmFer
1 month ago
Reply to  AML

Hmmm, just like Chief Justice John Roberts – suspect beholden to previous administration.

Verdades
Verdades
1 month ago
Reply to  AmFer

Roberts needs to resign

Kathy
Kathy
1 month ago

They aren’t going t9 put anyone there that will do America justice,more corruption only!

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  Kathy

The Biden family are all corrupt along with all Democrats. Don’t forget DOCTOR Jill. Yeah, she is a doctor of Ur-ANUS since she married to an A**HOLE

bob d
bob d
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

LOL

Eneri
Eneri
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

I’m laughing …
Very funny! I love reading these …better than a comedian! But u are 100% on target!

Muleskinner
Muleskinner
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

Dr. Jill is also an adultress

AmFer
AmFer
1 month ago
Reply to  Muleskinner

Yes, she is. However she’s married to a pedophile – they make a great match.

Verdades
Verdades
1 month ago
Reply to  AmFer

Yep they deserve each other

Verdades
Verdades
1 month ago
Reply to  Muleskinner

YES she is.