Today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the Attorney General nomination of William Barr to the full Senate. Senator Josh Hawley, one of the newest members of committee, voted in favor of advancing Barr’s nomination and released the following statement:
“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 me in confirming him again.”