It’s not often that we see public wrongs so clearly righted as just in the last two months. The appointment of so many qualified and sincere individuals in President Biden’s cabinet indicates a recovery from the hideous abuses of the last administration. And the confirmation of Merrick Garland as our nation’s Attorney General is like the sun peeking from out from clouds.
|“I applaud President-elect Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be the next Attorney General of the United States. An Illinois native, Judge Garland has dedicated his career to public service and to upholding the rule of law. He is clearly well-qualified to serve as our nation’s top law enforcement official.” ~U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin|
To appreciate the complexity of this confirmation you can read What Happened With Merrick Garland In 2016 And Why It Matters Now. Or you can trust me to relate the story to you. Past President Obama offered Merrick Garland’s name to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Garland was a superb choice but it really didn’t matter. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to hold a hearing. He stated that the next president, whoever that might be, should have the pick, not outgoing President Obama. There was absolutely no legal precedent for this action, but the Republicans had the majority and the upper hand. Justice Neil Gorsuch was given this seat was filled nine month’s later during the term of President Trump. Then in 2020 the death of Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg created another space. This time it took only eight days by an outgoing president for the nomination and confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to bring the court back to its full nine members.
Now that the political climate in Washington D.C. has changed, we expect to see less of this sort of hypocritical behavior. Just this week Merrick Garland was confirmed with a strong bipartisan vote for U.S. Attorney General. It may turn out that this position at the zenith of the Justice Department is better suited to Garland’s temperament. Still we can only wonder how this man of substance survived through these powerful maneuverings without creating any waves.
|“We can never erase the sad memory of what happened to Judge Merrick Garland five years ago in the United States Senate, but we can give this remarkable man an opportunity to write a new chapter of public service in his life,” said Dick Durbin.|
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Dick Durbin was born on a Tuesday and in the zodiac sign of Scorpio. His INNER self is ruled by Mars and Mars or Pluto governs his OUTER self. The #32 TUE SCO Dayology signature creates individuals who are relentless fighters and don’t miss a trick that can be played. The question is which side of the law might they be on. This Scorpio strives for truth and justice.
Merrick Garland was born on a Thursday and in the zodiac sign of Scorpio. His INNER self is ruled by Jupiter and Mars or Pluto governs his OUTER self. The #56 THU SCO Dayology signature creates individuals with wide reaching interests and the ability to track the inner workings of legal affairs and governmental proceedings. These folks have no trouble believing in themselves.
It’s easy to see that both of these men are Scorpios and they share the ability to sense important undercurrents. It is their pattern of OUTER responses that makes the big difference. Durbin’s Tuesday Day Ray is quick and decisive while Garland’s Thursday Day Ray tends to operate within a wider context. This is the reason why Garland has no great difficulty getting through the nasty political intrigues, and Durbin experienced a real need to come to Garland’s defense.
What’s up in the near future for these two Scorpios? Senator Dick Durbin serves as The Whip, which is the second highest position in Democratic caucus. He keeps everyone voting together and he’s really good at it. Merrick Garland stated during his confirmation hearings that his first priority would be to combat extremist violence with an initial focus on the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He is also slated to oversee a special counsel investigation into the Russian Probe, which initially darkened Donald Trump’s presidency. What an agenda!