Merrick Garland Gets Emotional at Hearing Talking About His Family Fleeing Anti-Semitism and Persecution

Merrick Garland got choked up as he spoke very personally during his confirmation for Attorney General on Monday.

Senator Cory Booker (D- NJ) asked Garland about how how background informs him to “confront hate and discrimination.”

Garland got visibly emotional as he said, “I come from a family where my grandparents fled anti-Semitism and persecution.”

“The country took us in and protected us,” he continued. “And I feel an obligation to the country to pay back, and this
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