Joe Biden faucets Merrick Garland as legal professional basic nominee: report – Thebritishjournal

President-elect Joe Biden will select Judge Merrick Garland as his attorney general nominee, according to a report Wednesday. ​​

Biden is picking Garland over former Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who were also considered front-runners for the post, Politico reported.​​

G​arland was nominated by President Barack Obama in March 2016 as his choice to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court following Antonin Scalia’s death.​

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refused to allow his nomination to be considered. 

Joe Biden taps Merrick Garland as attorney general nominee: report The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.

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