Merrick Garland will speak on February 22 at a hearing on his nomination to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The candidate for the post of Minister of Justice – US Attorney General Merrick Garland, promised to bring to justice the riots participants in the US Congress, which took place on January 6. This is stated in the opening statement published by the Justice Department of Garland, who will speak on February 22 at a hearing on his candidacy in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“If the Congressional Senate approves my candidacy, I will oversee the prosecution of the white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6. This heinous attack is aimed at undermining the cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government,”said Garland, 68, who was nominated by US President Joe Biden.
As the document notes, the Secretary of Justice “takes an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” According to a panel of the Metropolitan District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the post “will be the culmination of [his] career, which [he] has dedicated to ensuring fair and fair enforcement of the laws of the country and protecting the rights of all Americans.” He noted that in the United States, “there is still no equal justice for all.” “Communities of color and other minorities continue to face discrimination in housing, education, employment, and the criminal justice system. They bear the brunt of the damage caused by the pandemic, pollution, and climate change,” Garland said.
Local media say that he enjoys the support of representatives of both parties in the Senate.
In 2016, the 44th president of the United States, Democrat Barack Obama, nominated Garland for the position of a member of the Supreme Court of the country. Still, the Republican-controlled Senate refused to approve it.