Senate culpable in Obama holdovers’ continued grip on Justice Department

May 16, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the Senate to immediately confirm Jeffrey Clark, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, Brian Benczkowski, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Eric Dreiband, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division and Joseph Hunt, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division:

“We are nearly 16 months into the Trump administration and it is inexcusable that the Senate cannot find the time to confirm qualified nominees to be Assistant Attorneys General for the criminal, civil rights and natural resources divisions. Right now, the politicized career holdovers from Obama’s corrupt Justice Department are acting without adult supervision. The Senate shares a great deal of the blame for this lapse and is helping to create an unaccountable environment at the Justice Department. Time’s up. It’s time to get the Trump administration started by confirming his very well-qualified nominees to direct these vital offices at the Justice Department.”

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