Judge Merrick Garland plans to inform senators on Monday that he’ll prioritize preventing discrimination and home extremism in addition to upholding the rule of legislation and the independence of the Justice Department if confirmed as lawyer common, in keeping with a replica of his prepared testimony.
“If I am confirmed, serving as Attorney General will be the culmination of a career I have dedicated to ensuring that the laws of our country are fairly and faithfully enforced, and that the rights of all Americans are protected,” Garland is anticipated to say earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee.
President Joe Biden nominated Garland for lawyer common 5 years after President Barack Obama nominated him for the U.S. Supreme Court. Republicans didn’t permit the 2016 nomination to maneuver ahead, saying that yr’s presidential election winner ought to be allowed to decide on the Supreme Court nominee.
In his ready testimony, Garland states that whereas he has liked being a decide for practically 24 years, his nomination to supervise the Justice Department comes at “a fitting time to reaffirm that the role of the Attorney General is to serve the Rule of Law and to ensure equal justice under the law.”
“That mission remains urgent because we do not yet have equal justice,” his testimony states. “Communities of color and other minorities still face discrimination in housing, education, employment, and the criminal justice system; and bear the brunt of the harm caused by pandemic, pollution, and climate change.”
He underlines the significance of additionally staying targeted on home assaults by international terrorists and by extremists, particularly pointing to final month’s lethal riot on the Capitol that left at the least 5 individuals lifeless.
“If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6 ― a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government,” the remarks notice.
Read his full ready remarks beneath:
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