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Tenn. Senator Blackburn questions Pres. Biden's nominee for Attorney General

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn on Monday had a surprisingly low-key Q&A session with Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland.

As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Blackburn has earned a reputation for bruising confrontations with hearing witnesses.

By contrast, the Republican Senator’s questioning of Democratic President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Justice Department remained friendly throughout. Blackburn did not press nominee Garland, even though he declined to provide definitive answers to any of her questions.

The Senator quizzed Garland on how he would, if confirmed, address the threat posed by China, the growing power of big tech, and two current Justice Department investigations being followed closely by Republicans.

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