Joe Biden On Indian-Origin Lawyer Vanita Gupta's Nomination To US Justice Department

Joe Biden On Indian-Origin Lawyer Vanita Gupta's Nomination To US Justice Department

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Last week, the US Senate postponed a scheduled floor vote on Vanita Gupta's nomination(FILE)

US President Joe Biden has said that he has nominated "eminently qualified and highly respected" Indian-origin lawyer Vanita Gupta to the Justice Department as she has spent her entire career fighting to advance racial equity and justice.

If confirmed, 46-year-old Gupta would be the first woman of colour to serve as Associate Attorney General, which is the third-ranking official at the powerful Department of Justice.

President Biden, in his remarks on Tuesday on the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, said that the State and local government and law enforcement needs to step up, but so does the federal government.

"That's why I have appointed the leadership at the Justice Department that I have, that is fully committed to restoring trust between law enforcement and the community they are sworn to serve and protect," he said.

Biden said that he has complete confidence in the leadership and commitment of Attorney General Merrick Brian Garland.

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