Biden confirms Merrick Garland as pick for attorney general

Wilmington (United States) (AFP) – President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday introduced Merrick Garland — a centrist judge who Republicans denied a seat on the Supreme Court five years ago — as his pick for US attorney general. The 68-year-old Garland, a judge on the Washington federal appeals court, has a record as a moderate liberal but is not aligned with either political party.  If confirmed by the US Senate, Garland will helm a Justice Department that must decide whether to investigate President Donald Trump and his associates for various actions over the past four years. Senate Republicans…

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