Bennet Statement on Vote Against Barr Nomination

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the below statement following his vote opposing William Barr to be the U.S. Attorney General:

“The Senate is considering Mr. Barr’s nomination at a time when the President routinely attacks judges, flouts ethical norms, and disparages the Special Counsel investigation into his administration. Mr. Barr’s expansive view of executive power and overly narrow view of what constitutes obstruction of justice, as detailed in his unsolicited memo, are deeply concerning in this context. Mr. Barr’s record also casts serious doubt on his commitment to the Department of Justice’s mission to protect the civil rights of every American, including voting rights. I am not confident Mr. Barr will provide the leadership our nation needs, and for that reason, I opposed his nomination.”