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Morrisey, other state AGs urge Senate confirmation of Barr as U.S. Attorney General

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By Chris Dickerson | Jan 16, 2019


CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 20 other state attorneys general have written a letter to the United States Senate expressing support for confirmation of William P. Barr as the next United States Attorney General.

In the letter, the AGs voiced their support of President Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General, saying Barr is qualified for a variety of reasons. The biggest being his service as Attorney General from 1991 to 1993.

“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,” the letter states. “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.”


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The group of state AGs say they believe Barr effectively will take on a wide range of issues under the purview of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Morrisey signed the Louisiana-led letter with attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

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