April 20, 2021

Senate Confirms Lisa Monaco to be Deputy Attorney General

Durbin: Lisa Monaco may be the most qualified individual ever nominated to be Deputy Attorney General

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the vote on the nomination of Lisa Monaco to be U.S. Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today spoke in support of her nomination on the Senate floor.  Shortly after, Monaco was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 98-2.

“Lisa Monaco may be the most qualified individual ever nominated to be Deputy Attorney General… Her credentials include a wealth of experience, her commitment to restoring independence and integrity at the Justice Department, and the broad range of support she’s garnered,” Durbin said.  “I look forward to voting for Lisa Monaco and urge all of my colleagues to do the same.”

Video of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here.

Audio of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here.

Footage of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here for TV Stations.

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