Biden Chooses Merrick Garland To Be Attorney General
Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to prepare his administration by picking Judge Merrick Garland to lead the Justice Department as his attorney general.
As of this writing the official announcement has not been made, but several major news outlets have reported that Biden has already made his decision.
Garland was once considered for the Supreme Court by former President Barack Obama back in 2016, but was not able to get confirmed to the bench. However, his confirmation this time around will likely pass with flying colors since it appears Democrats will now control the Senate.
Biden’s new pick will take over amid calls from some Democrats for President Trump to be investigated after he leaves office, as U.S. attorney John Durham’s investigation into the Trump-Russia investigators continues, following a pressure campaign toward China by the Trump administration, including the Justice Department, after federal executions scheduled under now-former Attorney General William Barr during the transition period (Biden has promised to end capital punishment), and following vows from Biden that he will pass national police reform legislation once in office.
It remains to be seen whether Trump will fire FBI Director Christopher Wray, or if Biden will keep him on if he does not.
“I will not do what this president does and use the Justice Department as my vehicle to insist that something happen,” Biden said. “There are a number of investigations that I’ve read about that are at a state level — there’s nothing at all I can or cannot do about that. But I’m focused on getting the American public back in a place where they have some certainty, some surety, some knowledge that they can make it. Middle-class and working-class people are being crushed — that’s my focus.”
Keep in mind that while it’s looking good that Biden will indeed be sitting in the White House, that’s not set in stone yet. There’s still time for further investigation into the claims of voter fraud that exist.
Lots of evidence supports the idea that mass voter fraud was committed and is responsible for Biden “winning” the election.
We’ll just have to wait and see. If things don’t go well, it’s going to be a long, long two years.