Over 200 people charged in connection with deadly Capitol riot

Merrick Garland would lead an investigation into the riot if he is confirmed as attorney general.
1:34 | 02/22/21

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So far the Department of Justice is charged more than 200 people in connection with the deadly Capitol Hill riot. The man who would lead that investigation as attorney general Merrick Garland because his confirmation hearings this week ABC's congressional correspondent Rachel Scott. On the hill for us tonight. Tonight president Joseph Biden's pick for attorney general judge mirrored garlic vowing to fight domestic terrorists. Planning to tell senators at his confirmation hearing. Capitol Hill Bryant was a heinous attack the Department of Justice announcing conspiracy charges against six members of the extremist militia group the oath keepers and now according to the Washington Post. The deal Jane FBI are also looking at whether Donald Trump's associate Roger Stone and others. May have ties to the rioters on the morning of the insurrection men wearing the oath keepers insignia seen flanking stone. He has denied any involvement. So it makes sense to explore their rules although this would not be garlands first domestic terrorism investigation. He supervised the DOJ's probe into the Oklahoma City bombing and just one day after the Capitol Hill riot. President Biden announcing garlic as his victory EG. The rule of law is not just some lawyers turn a phrase. It is the very foundation. Of our democracy. And in 26 team in Garland was nominated for the Supreme Court Republicans. Would not hold a senate hearing in the middle of an election year tomorrow he will come before some of the very lawmakers who refuse to be with him five years ago Lindsey. Rachel Scott our thanks to you.

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