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Senate likely to vote next week on Garland; Witnesses: Judge should be next attorney general

Feb 24, 2021 - USA Today

WASHINGTON - All five witnesses at Merrick Garland's confirmation hearing Tuesday praised the judge and former federal prosecutor, signaling his likely bipartisan confirmation next week as President Joe Biden's attorney general.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Monday on Garland's nomination, and the full Senate is expected to vote next week, said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the panel's chairman.

Garland, a longtime federal judge and former federal prosecutor, testified Monday....