Statement by Senator Mark Pryor On Restoring Justice
Today, the Senate took a significant first step toward restoring justice at the Justice Department, and it did so by an overwhelming margin. Allowing interim U.S. attorneys to serve for a limited 120 days is a reasonable solution and has worked for over 100 years. Additionally, today's vote of 94-2 should send a strong message to the Administration about the importance of the Senate confirmation process as well as respect for restraint. The President can also take part in restoring Americans trust by nominating a candidate for Attorney General who will place the pursuit of justice above politics.