Attorney General Merrick Garland on unsuccessful U.S. Supreme Court nomination, Ukraine and the fentanyl crisis

When Attorney General Merrick Garland thinks back to 2016, when it became clear he wouldn’t get a Senate hearing that would pave the way to becoming a U.S. Supreme Court justice, he remembers feeling disappointed but was determined to forge ahead. “I was, of course, as a human being, very disappointed by not having the chance to have a hearing,” the attorney general told 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. “But, you know, my favorite poet says, ‘You got to shake it off.’ And life goes on.”

Now, the attorney general is leading the Department of Justice at an unprecedented time […]

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