Attorney General Merrick Garland will transfer power to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco before his back surgery

Justice Department spokesperson Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement Monday, January 29, 2024 that Attorney General Merrick Garland is scheduled to have a “minimally invasive back procedure” Saturday to treat spinal stenosis, which is a condition that involves the narrowing of openings in vertebrae. The procedure involves general anesthesia and lasts about 90 minutes.

Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to return to work next week.

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