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.
Garland 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.