Biden Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland testified today at a Senate confirmation hearing where he declared that the January 6 Capitol incident will be his first and foremost priority. Garland stated he will fully prosecute the “heinous” acts that occurred that day at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
“We begin with the people on the ground and we work our way up to those who were involved and further involved,” declared Garland. “We will pursue these leads wherever they take us.”
He also stated he has “developed concerns” about the death penalty and if Joe Biden ordered a moratorium on the death penalty then it would apply to all cases.
Garland was asked why he wants to lead the Justice Department and responded: “I come from a family where my grandparents fled anti-Semitism and persecution. The country took us in, and protected us. I feel an obligation to the country to pay back.”
Referring to BLM and Antifa, Senator Hawley asked the nominee whether he believed those groups attacking federal buildings was also considered domestic terrorism, in which Garland declared that because those events occured in the evening, he did not. He did say they were criminal acts, however.
Watch Garland’s explanation below: