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Senate Republicans are still blocking Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to be AG. Even after FBI Dir. Wray testified earlier this week about the rising threat of domestic terrorism. Our nation needs its top law enforcement official. It’s time to end the delay.

During yesterday’s Judiciary Committee hearing, I was proud to vote to move forward Merrick Garland’s nomination. Judge Garland is not only a brilliant lawyer & widely respected jurist, but a person of consummate character who will bring independence & integrity back to DOJ.

Judge Merrick Garland's nomination for attorney general advances out of committee, setting up a confirmation vote before the full Senate.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approved the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, paving the way for the full Senate to vote to confirm Pres. Biden's pick to lead the Justice Department in the coming days.

Judge Merrick Garland's vow to be apolitical will be immediately tested by politically thorny investigations, efforts to reverse Trump-era measures and the Biden administration’s aims to reinvigorate civil rights initiatives and combat domestic terrorism.

Judge Merrick Garland's nomination for attorney general advances out of committee, setting up a confirmation vote before the full Senate

I was happy to support Merrick Garland as his nomination advanced out of the Judiciary Committee today. He's the type of leader @TheJusticeDept  needs to reestablish its independence. Now it's up to the Senate to do the right thing and confirm Judge Garland as Attorney General.

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CONFIRMATIONS: Sen. @tedcruz  compares Merrick Garland to Sergeant Schultz from "Hogan's Heroes": "What Judge Garland has told this committee is, 'I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing."

At a @JudiciaryDems  business meeting just now, the Senate Judiciary committee voted to send Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to the floor favorably - vote of 15-7. A final floor vote on Merrick Garland to be Attorney General has NOT been scheduled yet. @kphares17  #FoxNews 

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 15-7 to report Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to be President Biden's Attorney General to the full Senate. Garland's final confirmation vote is TBD.


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Pleased to announce a bipartisan agreement to expedite Merrick Garland’s confirmation as the next Attorney General. After unprecedented Republican obstruction, Judge Garland will finally get the hearing & vote he deserves. Hearing to occur 2/22 & 2/23. Vote in Committee on 3/1.

There is no excuse for Senate Judiciary Republicans to delay Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to be the next Attorney General. I’m calling on Sen. Graham—who is still Chair of the Committee even though his party is in the minority—to end this delay & schedule this hearing now.

BREAKING: AP sources: President-elect Joe Biden to name federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland as attorney general.

NEW: Federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland is under consideration to serve as attorney general in the administration of President-elect Biden, NPR has learned.

The GOP blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination for 293 days. Trump offered Judge Amy Coney Barrett the Supreme Court nomination on the same day he met with her, less than 72 hours after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Retweet if you believe Judge Merrick Garland deserves fair consideration. #DoYourJobFriday 

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As one after another 5-4 rulings of this SCOTUS on voting rights, abortion rights, the travel ban and more are announced, the full meaning of ‘s unconscionable, nearly year- long blockade against the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland is manifest.

If confirmed, particularly following McConnell’s refusal to consider Merrick Garland, Judge Kavanaugh will only further the perception of the Supreme Court as a fully partisan institution, indistinguishable from the other branches.

Trump has selected Judge Neil Gorsuch for his Supreme Court nominee. He celebrated by eating Merrick Garland’s heart.