McConnell Will Support Garland AG Nomination

Posted on AllSides February 23rd, 2021
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will vote to confirm Merrick Garland as attorney general for the Biden administration, Politico reported on Tuesday.

In 2016, McConnell blocked Senate hearings for Garland when former President Obama nominated him to replace deceased justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. The decision was the “most consequential thing I’ve ever done,” McConnell later commented. The Senate approved three conservative justices during the Trump administration.

“I do,” McConnell responded when asked by Politico on whether he will support Garland for attorney general. The minority...

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