Biden Nominates Massachusetts Native As Deputy Attorney General

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday he will nominate a Massachusetts native as his deputy attorney general.

The nominee, Lisa Monaco, was born in Boston and raised in Newton. Monaco attended The Winsor School in Boston and later Harvard University.

Starting from a young age, Monaco attended the Boston Marathon as a spectator. The year of the Boston Marathon bombings she was far more than a fan; she served as President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security Advisor and Counterterrorism Adviser during the bombing investigations. Monaco brings an extensive background in national security and cybersecurity experience to the table, which will be critical as the U.S government continues to control hacks of federal agencies. 

The President-elect also announced key nominations of Justice Department's senior leadership team: Merrick Garland as attorney general, former Justice Department Civil Rights Chief Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general, and Kristen Clarke as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division. 

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“Our first-rate nominees to lead the Justice Department are eminently qualified, embody character and judgment that is beyond reproach, and have devoted their careers to serving the American people with honor and integrity,” President-elect Biden said. 

Both President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said they feel confident this senior leadership team will serve to rebuild public trust. 

Harris said in a statement, “These Justice Department veterans will not only help make sure justice is applied equally across our country, they will also restore integrity and independence to the Justice Department, helping rebuild the American people’s trust in the institution.” 

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