Garland confirmation advances out of committee, setting up floor vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to advance President Joe Biden's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, setting up his confirmation before the full Senate.

(CNN) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to advance President Joe Biden's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, setting up his confirmation before the full Senate.

The vote was 15 to 7 with all Democratic senators and four Republicans in favor of the nominee.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

CNN's Ted Barrett and Kristin Wilson contributed to this report.

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