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2/23, 9:44 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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McConnell says will support Garland for AG

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will back Merrick Garland’s nomination for attorney general despite previously blocking his Supreme Court nomination, Politico reported on Tuesday.

Commenting on the possibility to support Garland's nomination, McConnell answered "I do" without providing further details. McConnell refused to consider Garland's nomination during the Obama administration in 2016, but recommended him to lead the FBI after the transfer of power in Washington.

Next to McConnell, several other Republican senators have already announced they would back Garland, including Thom Tillis, John Cornyn and Chuck Grassley. The nomination hearing is set to start next week, with final confirmation expected to happen the week after.

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