According to several reports Joe Biden has just announced his pick for Attorney General.
Biden is picking Merrick Garland, a former Barack Obama nominee for the Supreme Court but was not given a hearing by Senate Majority Mitch McConnell because Republicans were in the Senate Majority.
Garland has been on the federal appeals court in Washington since 1997. He also worked in private practice, was a federal prosecutor, a senior official in the DOJ’s criminal division and as the principle associate deputy attorney general.
Many on the left and in media are going crazy over the choice.
Even “unbiased” CNN reporters shared their “unbiased” opinions on this:
What they don’t get it is that they don’t own a seat. You don’t get it automatically because a president nominates. If the Senate is in opposition they don’t have to approve you and it’s their prerogative to reject you.
Some were upset that Biden picked more of a centrist and not a leftist. Garland was selected over other contenders for the job including former Alabama senator Doug Jones, who lost his Senate seat last month, and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.