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AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 11: Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol on September 11, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Texas Lawmakers recently passed several pieces of conservative legislation, including SB8, which prohibits abortions in Texas after a fetal heartbeat is detected on an ultrasound, usually between the fifth and sixth weeks of pregnancy. (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C., May 21, 2019 -- Then White House counsel Don McGahn reacts in the audience during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the United States, on Sept. 4, 2018. The White House on Monday instructed former counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena and skip a hearing scheduled for Tuesday relating to the Russia probe. (Xinhua/Ting Shen)
WASHINGTON, D.C.- JULY 28, 2020:  Attorney General William Barr appears before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on July 28, 2020. The committee was interested in learning why federal law enforcement officers were sent to cities where protests were held, among other issues. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post/POOL)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: The Justice Department building on a foggy morning on December 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. It is expected that the Justice Department Inspector General will release his report on the investigation into the Justice and FBI’s conduct during the FISA warrant process as it relates to the 2016 election today.(Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Vanita Gupta, nominee for associate attorney general, testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Lisa Monaco, nominee for deputy attorney general, also testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Republicans Use Confirmation Hearing For Key DOJ Nom To Defend State Voting Restrictions
The national debate over state voting limits shaped Kristen Clarke's confirmation hearing.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08:  Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice John Carlin testifies as his wife Sarah listens during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee January 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Carlin has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland meets with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) in his office in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama nominated Garland to replace Associate Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away earlier this year.
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