January 30, 2019

What They Are Saying: AG Nominee Barr “Incredibly Well-Qualified”, a “Strong Candidate”, Should Be “Swiftly” Confirmed

Mr. Barr is the right guy at the right time. He’s had the job in the past and is incredibly well-qualified for the position of Attorney General. I want to congratulate President Trump on nominating someone of this caliber.” – Judiciary Committee Chairman U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), January 15, 2019

“The U.S. Senate should swiftly approve William Barr to succeed former Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general.”Charleston Post and Courier Editorial Board, January 21, 2019


“His prior experience as attorney general in the administration of George H.W. Bush, which gives him a solid understanding of the Justice Department's culture of independence, makes him a strong candidate for the post. The sooner he's on the job, the better.” – USA TODAY Editorial Board, January 28, 2019


It was reasonable for Mr. Barr to say that he must follow regulations and procedures but will be as open as possible.” – Washington Post Editorial Board, January 18, 2019


“William P. Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, said nothing disqualifying in his Senate confirmation hearings...” – Washington Post Editorial Board, January 18, 2019


“Lawmakers and commentators have expressed consternation over Barr’s refusal to commit to make Mueller’s report public. But Barr is absolutely correct.” – Washington Post Columnist Randall D. Eliason, January 17, 2019