Merrick Garland faces day two of questions at Senate confirmation (LIVE) | USA TODAY

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Published on 23 Feb 2021, 16:33
Merrick Garland faced the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing as President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee and underwent a few tense moments of questioning.

However, the nominee to head the Justice Department largely earned bipartisan support, approximately five years after Senate Republicans refused to grant him a Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

Garland was pressed on political independence of the Justice Department, systemic racism, immigration, the war on drugs and more.

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