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Merrick Garland will tell senators on Monday that he will fight discrimination and domestic extremism if confirmed as attorney general, according to testimony released by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"It is a fitting time to reaffirm that the role of the attorney general is to serve the Rule of Law and to ensure equal justice under the law," Garland is expected to say at his confirmation hearing.
Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court was bottled up in the Senate for nearly a year in 2016. Republicans refused to give him a hearing because they argued that the winner of that year's presidential election should fill the vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
You can read Garland's opening statement below.