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USA Today Editorial Board: Confirm Trump’s Attorney General Nominee

“[T]he bottom line is that he is as good a nominee as this administration is likely to put forward and would be a vast improvement over the acting attorney general,” the editorial board wrote.

By NTK Staff | 01.29.2019 @10:00am
USA Today Editorial Board: Confirm Trump’s Attorney General Nominee

The editorial board for national newspaper USA Today wrote a piece on Tuesday calling on Senate Democrats to confirm President Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr.

Barr, who previously served in the same role during the George H.W. Bush administration, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month to answer senators’ questions. The USA Today editorial board wrote that Barr’s answers proved he is well-suited for the job.

“[T]he bottom line is that he is as good a nominee as this administration is likely to put forward and would be a vast improvement over the acting attorney general,” the editorial board wrote.

In the main, Barr is an experienced, responsible law enforcement professional with an impressive résumé and a healthy respect for the people looking into the potential misdeeds of President Donald Trump and his election campaign.

Barr said he would rather resign than fire special counsel Robert Mueller “without good cause,” in a written response to questions from Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of Judiciary Committee.

Barr is expected to be confirmed by the committee on Tuesday and by the Republican-controlled Senate, which only requires a simple majority for confirmation, as early as next week.

“The sooner he’s on the job, the better,” the editorial board wrote.

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