WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced this morning that William P. Barr will be put forward as attorney general.
Faiz Shakir, American Civil Liberties Union national political director, said:
“William Barr’s record suggests that he will follow Jeff Sessions’ legacy of hostility to civil rights and civil liberties.
“If confirmed, Trump will have a partner in one of the most powerful roles of the administration, and someone who defended the president’s decision to fire James Comey.
“The Senate must press Barr to adhere to the obligation of the Justice Department to defend the rights of all – immigrants, women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Barr must commit to defending the rule of law and civil rights, not serving as a political arm of Trump’s anti-constitutional agenda.”