Joe Biden taps Merrick Garland as attorney general nominee: report

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President-elect Joe Biden will select Judge Merrick Garland as his attorney general nominee, according to a report on Wednesday. ​​

Biden is picking Garland over former Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, who were also considered front-runners for the post, Politico reported.​​

G​arland was nominated by former President Barack Obama in March 2016 as his choice to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court following Antonin Scalia’s death.​

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to allow his nomination to be considered. 

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