Cotton Delays Confirmation Vote For Merrick Garland

The Hill reports:

Merrick Garland’s attorney general nomination is hitting GOP roadblocks that will likely delay his confirmation to lead the Justice Department until next week.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) — a member of the Judiciary Committee viewed as a potential 2024 contender — said on Wednesday that he is blocking an effort by Democrats to expedite Garland, whom they had hoped to confirm this week.

Cotton’s disclosure of holding up Garland’s nomination comes after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said earlier Wednesday that efforts to speed up Garland’s confirmation had hit a GOP objection.

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