U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Attorney General nominee William Barr today in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Hawley’s questions focused on the recent report that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into the President and the growing concerns of the concentration of power and misuse of personal data of big tech companies.
“Bill Barr is an eminently qualified nominee with an outstanding record of public service. He has already served as Attorney General once, and with distinction. He and I have had good discussions about the tech industry, stopping illegal immigration, and ensuring the Department of Justice works for the American people. Bill Barr was unanimously confirmed to be our nation’s chief law enforcement officer 27 years ago and I hope my Senate colleagues will put their partisanship to the side to join...
“I’m delighted Bill Barr has been confirmed as the next Attorney General of the United States. I look forward to working with him to curb illegal immigration and hold big tech companies accountable. I’m disappointed to see so many Senate Democrats oppose this nomination today, despite Attorney General Barr’s unanimous confirmation for this job 27 years ago. I believe he is exceptionally qualified and will lead the Department of Justice with integrity and purpose.”