Senator Ted Cruz speaks out after Present Donald Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for not enforcing Trump’s executive order.
President Trump outed the Attorney General for putting “brazen partisan interests above fidelity to law.”
Senator Ted Cruz released a full statement:
After eight long years of a lawless Obama Department of Justice, it is fitting–and sad–that the very last act of the Obama DOJ is for the Acting AG to defy the newly elected President, refuse to enforce the law, and force the President to fire her. Sally Yates now joins the ignominious succession, from Eric Holder to Loretta Lynch, of Attorneys General who put brazen partisan interests above fidelity to law.
President Trump was exactly right to fire an acting Attorney General who refused to carry out her constitutional duty to enforce and defend the law. Yates’ lawless partisanship highlights why the Senate needs to act now–and Senate Democrats should end their extreme political obstruction and delay–and confirm Jeff Sessions immediately. America needs and deserves an Attorney General who will be faithful to the Constitution and uphold the law.
Acting Attorney General Yates was fired on Jan. 30 after she directed Justice Department lawyers not to defend President Trump’s Executive Order which called for a temporary halt to immigration from seven nations.
President Trump appointed Dana J. Boente, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to be acting attorney general. Boente vowed to enforce the executive order.