MADRID, 23 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The nominee of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, to occupy the position of attorney general, Judge Merrick Garland, has promised this Monday at the hearing for his confirmation that he will depoliticize the Department of Justice and that he will guarantee a “fair” application of the law for all.
This Monday the hearing of the Judicial Committee of the United States Senate began, in which the members have been able to ask different questions to Garland, who has assured that, if confirmed, “it will be the culmination of a career that I have dedicated to guaranteeing that the laws of our country are applied fairly and faithfully, and that the rights of all Americans are protected. “
In it, the judge has insisted that “the president appoints the attorney general to be the attorney, not for an individual, but for the people of the United States,” insisting that he will make decisions independently.
During his presentation, Garland also assured that Democratic terrorism is a greater threat than it had been for decades, referring to the assault by a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump on the Capitol on January 6.
In fact, the nominee for attorney general has stressed that the United States faces “a more dangerous period than the one we faced in Oklahoma City”, referring to the worst domestic attack in the country in 1995.
In this regard, he has made another promise, since if his candidacy is confirmed, he will supervise “the prosecution of the white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6, a heinous attack that was intended to interrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the transfer peace of power to a newly elected government. “
In reference to the Trump Administration, he has assured that it will reverse some of its policies, such as on migration, which it has described as “shameful”, or those that have allowed “partisan influence in the application of the law.”
Garland is currently a member of the Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia and is considered a moderate politician. Garland’s options for the attorney general position are favorable, according to the US press.
In this sense, Senator Chuck Grassle, the main Republican of the committee, has described Garland as “a good choice to head the Justice Department”, while also Republican Lindsey Graham has been “very inclined” to support him.
With this possible confirmation, Garland would vindicate the blockade suffered by the committee five years ago when former President Barack Obama nominated him for the Supreme Court.