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  • There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general and the occupant of that post have mattered more.

  • Judge Garland, Should you be confirmed and I have every confidence you will be, you will oversee a Justice Department at an existentially moment.

  • After four tumultuous years of intrigue, controversy and brute political force, the future of the department is clearly in the hands of the next attorney general.

  • Under attorney general Sessions and his successor, Bill Bar, the Justice Department literally became an arm of the White House, committed to advancing the interests of President Trump, his family and his political allies.

  • It came as little surprise, then, that the U.

  • S Department of Justice became the Trump Department of Justice.

  • General Barr stated clearly that he believed the attorney general was the president's lawyer, not the nations.

  • And what were the results?

  • To many in the department?

  • Senior roles cast aside the rule of law Trump appointees in the apartment sidelined career.

  • Public servants from line attorneys to FBI agents limited their roles, disregarded they're nonpartisan input override, overriding their professional judgment and falsely accusing them of being members of the deep state.

  • The moral outrage of racial discrimination remains with us today, as do the forces of disorder and violence.

  • And tragically, the Justice Department in the previous administration fan the flames of discrimination but a restored Justice Department, the department, under new leadership can and I believe, will meet the moment.

  • They're great challenges ahead.

  • The right to vote is under constant assault by those who wish to suppress the voices of communities of color.

  • We have a criminal justice system still in urgent need of reform, and too many Americans, whether because of race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, face inequality in their daily lives Time.

There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general and the occupant of that post have mattered more.

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Garland to oversee DOJ at 'existential moment'

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/25
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