For all intents and purposes, the Senate runoff races in Georgia have concluded. What little vote left to count will put Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock over the top for good, and the leftists will soon have their majority in Congress.
This is set to usher in a lopsided government in which Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will have enough support to do just about whatever they want.
Within hours of the Georgia results being known, Biden put an exclamation point on this sentiment with his pick for Attorney General.
President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday.
Biden is expected to announce Garland’s appointment on Thursday, along with other senior leaders of the department, including former homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco as deputy attorney general and former Justice Department civil rights chief Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general.
In picking Garland, Biden is turning to an experienced judge who held senior positions at the Justice Department decades ago, including as a supervisor of the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
The announcement is sure to add another layer of agitation to the situation in Washington DC on Wednesday, where throngs of MAGA Republicans have gathered to show their support for the “Stop The Steal” movement.
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