Attorney General Merrick Garland “repeatedly” avoided questions from Republican senators during his confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told “Hannity” Monday.
“He has a reputation for being relatively impartial as a judge,” Cruz told Sean Hannity.[but] I would say that the hearing was frustrating as it continued today because he basically avoided all questions. He refused to answer any question. He responded as a legal nominee and not as a candidate to be attorney general. “
Garland directly avoided answering Cruz̵
“It was a really disappointing performance overall,” Cruz said, “because he would not be honest, he would not be present.”
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Cruz also joined the chorus of conservatives expressing opposition to Xavier Becerra, Biden’s candidate to become secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The senator described Becerra as an “extremist” who would have a radically liberal agenda if confirmed.
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“The Biden administration likes to talk about [how] they are science-based and their priority is to stop COVID, yes … he is not a doctor, “Cruz said, highlighting Becerra’s background as a lawyer.
“If a Republican nominated a lawyer to lead [the] Department of Health and Human Services in the midst of a global pandemic, they would laugh out of space because it would be absurd, ”Cruz said.
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“And yet the Biden administration’s focus is on paying the liberal special interest, not on being based on science and defeating the pandemic.”
The media reaction to his Cancun family vacation, which dominated headlines over the weekend, Cruz said clearly, “I think the media suffers from the Trump withdrawal, where they have been attacking Trump every day for four years, they do not know what to do. do it so they obsess over me taking the girls to the beach. “