Garland promises Andrew Cuomo nursing homes investigation won’t be led by someone with conflict of interest

President Biden’s pick for attorney general largely avoided weighing in on the Justice Department’s investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic, though he promised that no one with a conflict of interest would lead such an inquiry.

Judge Merrick Garland was pressed by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz during his confirmation hearing on Monday about the FBI and the Brooklyn federal prosecutor’s office investigation into Cuomo’s nursing home orders and reports of a possible cover-up of nursing home death data during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Nine senators wrote a letter to Chairman Durbin asking
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