Vanita Gupta, the nominee of Joe Biden, the President of the United States of America, got confirmed by the Senate. The incident took place on the 21st of April. With the nomination being a successful one, Vanita Gupta is at the third position at the Justice Department of the administration of the American President.
Vanita Gupta’s Jurisdiction
It is to be noted that the nomination of the civil rights attorney of the country was not free from opposition. The majority of the members from the Republican party came forth to express their opposition to her. She was criticized by them on the basis of her advocacy with regard to civil rights. This was during the time of the administration Donald Trump, the former President of the country.
However, there was one member from the Republican to vote for Vanita Gupta. And that is Lisa Murkowski, the Senator from Alaska. If there had been a tie in the case of the Joe Biden nominee, the tie-breaking vote would have to be given by Kamala Harris, the Vice-President of the country. She is also the first-ever women leader of the country.
Vanita Gupta will now have to look upon the efforts of the Justice Department. And precisely with regard to the efforts of the law enforcement and civil litigation.
It is very much likely that the investigation for federal civil rights will be included in the portfolio. It will be with regard to the police department of Minneapolis. The announcement for this was made by Merrick Garland, the Attorney General, this Wednesday. The announcement came following the conviction of Derek Chauvin, former police officer. This was due to the charges of murder following Geroge Floyd’s death.
Gupta has served before in the administration of Obama, the former President. She headed the division of civil rights of the Justice Department.