DAGA Co-Chairs Call on Republican AG Leadership to Condemn Attorney General Barr

June 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) Co-Chairs Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum released the following statement calling on the leadership of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) to condemn U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s corrupt behavior following the removal of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Statement from Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Attorneys General Association:

“U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s latest behavior follows the pattern of corruption and politicization of the Department of Justice since Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. Barr is clearly incapable of serving as an independent arbitrator of justice and his continued appeasing of the President makes a mockery of the justice system. Americans deserve leaders who are committed to justice and serving the people. We call on the leadership of RAGA, Chairman Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Vice-Chairman Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, to join us in condemning William Barr for what he is: corrupt, incompetent, and focused solely on self-preservation in the game of musical chairs that is the Trump leadership team. All State Attorneys General, regardless of party affiliation, are sworn to uphold the rule of law. Now is the time to show people where you stand.”

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