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kallend

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https://apnews.com/article/merrick-garland-attorney-general-e7972db4cd96352d028af3167b253481

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday.

In picking Garland, Biden is turning to an experienced judge who held senior positions at the Justice Department decades ago, including as a supervisor of the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The pick will force Senate Republicans to contend with the nomination of someone they spurned in 2016 — refusing even to hold hearings when a Supreme Court vacancy arose — but Biden may be banking on Garland’s credentials and reputation for moderation to ensure confirmation.

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1 hour ago, kallend said:

but Biden may be banking on Garland’s credentials and reputation for moderation to ensure confirmation.

Well, that and the new D Senate majority. At least nominations will get to the floor.

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6 hours ago, kallend said:

https://apnews.com/article/merrick-garland-attorney-general-e7972db4cd96352d028af3167b253481

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday.

In picking Garland, Biden is turning to an experienced judge who held senior positions at the Justice Department decades ago, including as a supervisor of the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The pick will force Senate Republicans to contend with the nomination of someone they spurned in 2016 — refusing even to hold hearings when a Supreme Court vacancy arose — but Biden may be banking on Garland’s credentials and reputation for moderation to ensure confirmation.

Not who I wanted. Too mature, level headed and probably one of those bygones be bygones people. Letita James or Ernie the Hun would have been nice.

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2 hours ago, JoeWeber said:

Not who I wanted. Too mature, level headed and probably one of those bygones be bygones people. Letita James or Ernie the Hun would have been nice.

It wouldn't be 'nice' to see Moscow Mitch become Speaker again in 2 years.

I'm really hoping Biden makes a lot of sensible, moderate choices and lets the Republicans eat each other up.
Hopefully, there will then come a conservative party that can represent the people, not just the rich business owners.

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1 hour ago, wolfriverjoe said:

It wouldn't be 'nice' to see Moscow Mitch become Speaker again in 2 years.

I'm really hoping Biden makes a lot of sensible, moderate choices and lets the Republicans eat each other up.
Hopefully, there will then come a conservative party that can represent the people, not just the rich business owners.

Not until Citizens' United is overturned.

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