WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after the conclusion of the first day of the hearing on the nomination of William Barr to serve as the Attorney General of the United States.
“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.
“When it comes to policy you can’t expect a Republican nominee to adopt a Democratic agenda. But you can expect them to be fair arbiters of the law. I voted for Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch — not because I agreed with their political philosophy or policy positions — but because I thought they were qualified. I’m asking no more of Democrats than I asked of myself. I am hopeful Democrats will support this fine man.
“I also want to thank Mr. Barr and his family. I’m grateful for him coming before the committee today and look forward to hearing from the rest of the witnesses tomorrow,” said Graham.