And as the below Washington Post piece points out ?
It is a problem area for the transition people and more so Joe Biden….
The job should go to Sally Yates ….
She would need little time to get up to speed….
She was the acting AG for Trump, being a hold over from the Obama admin for 10 days…..
She was fired for standing up against Trumnp’s religious based travel ban….It took the Supreme Court to0 get Trump’s people to change some of the ban to have it stand…
This is would make it difficult for Yates to get confirmed from a Republican majority Senate…
The other two names floated for the spot are essentially non-starters …
Merrick Garland is a Appeals Court judge who would be replaced by a Republican something Biden should not be thinking about…
Doug Jones the outgoing Alabama US Senator, who Biden knows from his Senate days….
The guy would probably be in over his head ….
This is complicated by the problems Joe B Biden’s son Hunter has…
I know I shouldn’t say this , but what father is gonna appoint someone that would put his son in jail?
Trump wouldn’t straight up….
So Joe Biden and the people who produce the names seem to be in a holding pattern on this one….
Do they wait for the January Georgia Us Senate runoff, to see if they can actually get a tied US Senate that Vice President Kamala Harris could give them a majority?
Do they hold their nose and pick someone?
This IS a tough one….
….the transition team seems to have stalled on one of the most critical picks: attorney general. No obvious front-runner has emerged among the names most commonly mentioned, includingAlabama Sen. Doug Jones, Judge Merrick Garland and former acting attorney general Sally Yates.
he runoff elections in Georgia (giving Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris the tie-breaking vote), Yates might not survive a confirmation fight, given that Republican senators have been irrationally obsessed with the Russian investigation and willfully ignorant of her role in it. Likewise, without a Senate majority, Biden might not get through a nominee to replace Garland on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit if he were the pick. In any event, his civil rights record is not particularly noteworthy. And Jones, an older, White friend of Biden without a long history in the Justice Department, has not impressed civil rights groups who, among other things, are displeased with his votes to confirm judges and his views on abortion….
No hiring committee likes to go back to the drawing board and give up on potential hires. But “sunk cost fallacy” should not drive the decision. If they have not found a candidate as exciting as the ones announced this week, Biden and his advisers should take the time to look for others. There are a few categories of potential AG candidates….
image…From left: Sen. Doug Jones, Judge Merrick Garland and Sally Yates Getty Images