Confirmed: Bill Barr Will Serve as the Next U.S. Attorney General

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Posted: Feb 14, 2019 1:50 PM
Confirmed: Bill Barr Will Serve as the Next U.S. Attorney General

President Trump's nominee to become the next U.S. Attorney General, Bill Barr, has been confirmed by the Senate.

Republican Senator Rand Paul joined most Democrats and voted against his nomination. 

“I am unable to support Bill Barr’s nomination to be the next Attorney General. While I support President Trump and have supported most of his nominees, I have too many concerns about the record and views of this nominee. Bill Barr was a leading proponent of warrantless surveillance, and his overall record on the Fourth Amendment is troubling to me," Paul released in a statement Thursday. "I remain concerned that Bill Barr does not agree with our bipartisan efforts to reform our criminal justice system. Finally, Bill Barr has a troubling record on the Second Amendment. For these reasons, I voted today against his nomination for Attorney General."

Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein took to the Senate floor to oppose Barr's nomination.

This will be Barr's second time in the position. He served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush.