In a Senate hearing on Monday, the attorney general nominee Merrick Garland (Merrick Garland) will promise to prosecute the “white supremacists and others” who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in support of Donald. Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow the failed election.
The oath was included in Garland’s opening testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.
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The direct result of the attack on the Capitol was the deaths of five people, including the police. Before that, Trump told his supporters to “oppose the hellish battle” to oppose the outcome of the presidential election. Trump lost to Joe Biden (Joe Biden) by a margin of 306 to 232 in the Electoral College, and lost to him by more than 7 million votes in the general election.
More than 250 participants in the Congressional riots have been charged. As NPR reported, “Despite exceptions, the defendants are mainly white and male.
“Federal prosecutors said that a former member of the Latin Kings gang joined the mob, and two Virginia police officers also joined the mob. A man wearing an Auschwitz jersey and a Messianic Rabbi participated The game. The members of the far-right militia were harassed in tactical equipment. The place of the riots was county commissioners, New York City health workers and people who won Olympic gold twice.”
In his testimony, Garland mentioned his role in monitoring the perpetrators of the Oklahoma City bombing from 1995 to 1997. The incident was the supreme white atrocities that killed 168 people, including 19 children.
Trump was impeached for the second time accused of inciting a rebellion, but after only seven Republicans in the Senate voted in favor of the conviction, Trump was acquitted, ten fewer than the majority needed.
Garland said: “Now is the right time to reiterate that the attorney general’s duty is to serve the rule of law and ensure equal justice in accordance with the law.”
The 68-year-old federal appeals judge was rejected even at a hearing in 2016 when Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell prevented him from becoming Barack Obama’s highest The third place in the court.
Biden chose Garland as the attorney general. This was seen as a reconciliation move in the capital under the control of the Democratic Party, but the magnitude was small. The Senate passed 50 with a draw by Vice Chairman Kamala Harris. -50 draw.
Garland testified that he would be independent of Biden, ensure “strict management of communication with the White House,” and act as “…a lawyer serving the American people.”
Trump pressured his first Attorney General Jeff Sessions to bid and then saw his second Attorney General, William Barr (William Barr) do the same, which to a large extent It interfered with investigations into Russian election interference and relations between Trump and Moscow.
If confirmed, Garland will face sensitive decisions on a series of issues including Trump. Trump is currently under criminal and civil investigations, and the tax affairs of Hunter Biden, the son of the new president Is questioned because he is still the target of many rights.
Leftists expressed concern that Garland was too moderate politically.
For example, LaTosha Brown, the founder of Black Lives Matter, told the Guardian: “I worry that he does not have a strong civil rights history… Even if Obama nominates him, one of the criticisms is that he is making concessions for his ideas. “Clean” candidates passed.”
Garland testified that the civil rights work of the judiciary must be improved.
He said: “People of color and other minorities still face discrimination in housing, education, employment and the criminal justice system. The first ones are the harm caused by the pandemic, pollution and climate change.”
The wreath is expected to be confirmed.