President-elect Joe Biden said he would work to restore the “honor, integrity, independence” of the US Department of Justice that’s been so “badly damaged” by President Trump, during his announcement of his Justice Department appointments and nominations, including Merrick Garland for attorney general.
“I want to be clear to those who lead this department who you will serve. You won’t work for me. You are not the president or the vice president’s lawyer. Your loyalty is not to me,” Biden said.
“It’s to the law, the Constitution, the people of this nation, to guarantee justice,” he said.