Republican AGs Support William Barr for U.S. Attorney General


A coalition of 21 Republican attorneys general sent a letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of United States Attorney General nominee, William P. Barr. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, led the letter, which was signed by attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

As state Attorneys General, upholding the rule of law and protecting public safety in our communities requires regular collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General. Mr. Barr has shown extraordinary interest in working with state legal and law enforcement agencies to combat violent crime and other threats to Americans. His actions show he views us as partners in public safety, knowing that we are more effective when we work together,” they wrote.

READ the full letter here.

If confirmed, Mr. Barr would return to the Department of Justice a quarter century after serving as the 77th Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush.