Federal circuit court judge Merrick Garland, nominee for the role of attorney general, told the Senate Judiciary Council on Feb. 22 that he will be hunting down Americans who dared question the 2020 presidential election by swarming the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Joe Biden’s son Hunter, however, alleged to have used his father Joe Biden’s position as vice president to personally enrich himself, got no mention from the nominee.
Garland’s confirmation hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee are going on this week. He released his opening statement to media on Feb. 21, says The Daily Wire’s report.
”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,” Garland trumpeted in his opening statement. “That critical work is but a part of the broad scope of the Department’s responsibilities.”
Garland’s statement also addressed “disparities” in the American justice system typified by the police-custody death of George Floyd, whose body also coincidentally contained a fatal level of the narcotic fentanyl.
Garland was one of Joe Biden’s first nominees, and was an Obama nominee to the Supreme Court.
He will likely be asked whether he will allow a federal investigation of Hunter Biden,and whether his Department of Justice could probe into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Hunter Biden admitted in November that he is facing an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigation into his finances and supposed earnings from business dealings abroad, including with a Ukrainian oil and gas company called Burisma.