To the Editor:
I am urging Senators King and Collins to publicly state their opposition to William Barr as Attorney General.
Barr has a conflict of interest, as President Trump wanted to hire him as his defense attorney, and has made statements that indicate he would help Trump undercut the Mueller investigation and obstruct justice.
Furthermore, he has a long record of arguing for expansive presidential power, ramping up mass incarceration and attacking civil rights. Trump’s agenda puts vulnerable communities at risk, and William Barr would carry out that agenda if confirmed.
I will be watching for my elected officials’ statements of opposition to William Barr as Attorney General.