Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland will face another day of questioning on Tuesday on how he will conduct the investigation on 6 January. 6 Capitol violated Hunter Biden’s business dealings, as well as his stance on leftist rulers in Portland and Seattle.
Tuesday’s proceedings will mimic Monday, with Garland’s Senate Judiciary Committee beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST.
Garland pledged during Monday’s hearing that handling the investigation into last month’s deadly siege on the Capitol would be his first order, asking several senators that it was his top priority.
“If confirmed, I will oversee the prosecution of white supremacists and others who attacked the Capitol on January 6 – a heinous attack that seeks to disrupt the foundations of our democracy: with a new government Peaceful transfer of power. ” In his introductory remarks.
Garland was asked during the interrogation of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Whether he considered violence by Antiffa or in Black Lives Matter’s appearances as domestic terrorism in Portland, Ore. And Seattle, Wash.
He claimed that it was not.
“A court attack during the operation, trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases, which is obviously domestic extremism, domestic terrorism,” Garland said. “An attack on government property at night or under any kind of circumstances is a clear crime and a serious one.”
Garland did not address the nursing home scandal to the New York government. Concern about Andrew Kyomo or Biden’s son Hunter and his initial comments with foreign entities and officials, though he already faced questions on both issues in a panel of Republican lawmakers.
When asked by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) about Hunter Biden, Garland said he did not discuss the matter primarily with the commander.
“The president made it clear in every public statement … that decisions about investigation and prosecution would be left to the Justice Department,” he replied.
Regarding the investigation into Cuomo’s response in nursing homes at the onset of the coronovirus crisis, Garland said the investigation would be handled appropriately.
Garland told the senator, “I am not aware of any facts, but I can guarantee you that a person with a conflict of interest will not be the person conducting the investigation.”