Pres.-elect Biden Taps Merrick Garland For Attorney General

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Pres.-elect Biden Taps Merrick Garland For Attorney General
Republicans refused confirmation hearings and when President Trump took office, as Garland's nomination had expired.
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President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Merrick Garland as his Attorney General. Garland was nominated to the Supreme Court by then-President Obama back in 2016 to fill a seat after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Republicans refused confirmation hearings and when President Trump took office, Garland's nomination had expired. The President-elect is nominating Lisa Monaco — a longtime prosecutor — for Deputy Attorney general.