President-elect Joe Biden excoriated Trump for inciting violence among his supporters over the last four years before introducing Merrick Garland as his nominee for Attorney General.
“I wish we could say we couldn’t see it coming, but that isn’t true. We could see it coming,” he said. “For the past four years, we’ve had a president whose made his contempt for our democracy, our Constitution, the rule of law clear in everything he has done. He has unleashed an all-out assault on our institutions of democracy from the outset, and yesterday was but the culmination of that unrelenting attack.”
Biden contrasted the treatment the “mob of thugs” received from law enforcement compared to those protesting police brutality and racial injustice, calling it “a clear failure to carry out equal justice.”
The portrait of injustice was the perfect backdrop to introduce his AG nominee, along with three others to serve in the high ranks of the Department of Justice.
“You won’t work for me. You are the not the president or the vice president’s lawyer,” he told them. “Your loyalty is not to me. It’s to the law, the Constitution, the people of this nation to guarantee justice.”