On Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee holds Day 2 of Judge Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing. On Day 2, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hear from witnesses regarding the Judge’s ability to run the Department of Justice.
The Senate Judiciary Committee released the names of those speaking at today’s hearing.
- Mr. Wade Henderson: Interim President and CEO
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- Ms. Andrea Tucker: Parent of Students at J.O. Wilson Elementary School
- Ms. Donna Bucella:Former Director, Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) and former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida
- Mr. Josh Blackman: Professor of Law
South Texas College of Law
- The Honorable Ken Starr:Judge (Retired)
During Day One’s confirmation hearing, Judge Garland told the committee if he was confirmed as Attorney General that he would supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others that attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
Merrick Garland: "If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6, a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy." pic.twitter.com/56o2l3wwLp— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 22, 2021
In this clip Judge Garland gets emotional when speaking about his grandparents and their fleeing antisemitism.
Merrick Garland gets emotional talking about how his grandparents fled antisemitism and the US "took us in and protected us. And I feel an obligation to the country to pay it back." pic.twitter.com/TKjDnmy7k4— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 22, 2021
Also happening today the Senate Homeland Security Committee and the Rules and Administration Committee hold a joint-oversight hearing regarding security failures during the January 6th, attack on the Capitol.
Live Feed to the Joint-Hearing.