When at first they didn't succeed Democrats may be planning to try again to get liberal Judge Merrick Garland to dive into Washington's swamp.

Senatate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (D-Kentucky) is hinting at Garland being selected as Trump's next FBI director to replace James Comey.

Democrats, still furious over Comey's firing last week, were also upset by Republicans who balked at Barack Obama's nomination of Garland to fill the SCOTUS position left vacant by the death of Antonin Scalia.

Instead, Trump nominated federal judge Neil Gorsuch, confirmed by the Senate in April.

According to Wikipedia, "Senate Republicans' refusal to consider the nomination remains a source of controversy, with many Americans saying the seat on the court to which Garland was nominated was stolen."[1][2][3] Garland's nomination expired on January 3, 2017, with the end of the 114th Congress.

ABC reported that Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) is also recommending Garland's nomination.

“I think it has some advantages to it because this is someone who has a lot of bona fides as a prosecutor,” said Lee on Fox News Thursday morning. “He has been one who has got allies as a potential director nominee in both political parties.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) supported the idea. “I like that the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit,. I think he’s a good guy,” he said.

Garland is the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

As a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice, Garland played a key role in the investigation and prosecution of the Oklahoma City bombing.

While Republicans may have other plans in mind with Garland's potential nomination, Trump should proceed cautiously with any offering by Democrats.

Please share your comments if President Trump should consider the nomination of Merrick Garland as FBI director if the recommendation is made.

Source: The Federalist Papers

 

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