WASHINGTON, D.C. – Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James released the below statement following the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Bill Barr as attorney general of the United States:
“The Heritage Foundation commends President Trump for nominating and the U.S. Senate for confirming my friend Bill Barr as attorney general of the United States.
“Over his decades of public service, Bill Barr has earned a reputation as someone who acts objectively and will uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. As a former assistant attorney general, deputy attorney general, and U.S. attorney general, he is eminently qualified to serve once again as our nation’s top attorney and will be able to smoothly transition into the role.
“Bill Barr’s appointment is a great moment for the Department of Justice and for the rule of law in America.”