U.S. Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general




U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) (L) speaks during U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland's confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on February 22, 2021. Garland was previously the Chief Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and former President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court. Photo by Demetrius Freeman | Pool/Getty Images