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Garland Hearing Shows Why His Nomination Is So Impervious To GOP Culture War Attacks

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 22: U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland puts on his mask during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on February 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. G... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 22: U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland puts on his mask during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on February 22, 2021 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 Demetrius Freeman-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 22, 2021 2:44 p.m.

If you’re wondering why Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing is so lacking in fireworks — particularly given how contentious the past couple AG confirmation hearings were — an exchange the judge had with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) could help explain why.

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