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Durbin Grimly Jokes About Garland’s Long Road To Senate Judiciary Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 23: Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks at the confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland, nominee for U.S. Attorney General, before the Senate Judiciary Committee February 23, 2021 on Cap... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 23: Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks at the confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland, nominee for U.S. Attorney General, before the Senate Judiciary Committee February 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 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 Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 22, 2021 10:37 a.m.

Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) opened his remarks at attorney general nominee Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing Monday with a bleak joke about Garland’s long road to the Senate Judiciary hearing room.

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