As Biden Attorney General, Merrick Garland Will Face Political Pressures


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By Hans von Spakovsky~

With President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of federal Judge Merrick Garland as his new attorney general last week, the question arises: Will Garland carry out his responsibilities in a nonpartisan manner, or will he return the Justice Department to the days of the Obama-Biden administration — when, as I have argued, Eric Holder politicized the department more than almost any other prior attorney general?

Given some of Biden’s choices for Garland’s subordinates, Garland may have a difficult time avoiding the renewed politicization of the Justice Department.

If confirmed as President-elect Joe Biden’s attorney general, will Merrick Garland continue the criminal probe of Biden’s son Hunter? Pictured: Hunter Biden looks on April 12, 2016, as then-Vice President Biden addresses the World Food Program USA’s annual leadership award ceremony in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)

Like recently resigned Attorney General William Barr, Garland has had a…

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