Hours after refusing to enforce his Executive Order, Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates

Hours after refusing to enforce his Executive Order, Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates

Because Democrats have dragged out the confirmation of Jeff Sessions, Obama appointee Sally Yates has been running the Justice Department. Tonight, as part of a PR stunt designed to undermine the Trump Administration, she refused to defend Trump’s temporary refugee ban in court. It didn’t take long for Donald Trump to respond.

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From the White House: Statement on the Appointment of Dana Boente as Acting Attorney General

The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.

Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.
It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.

Tonight, President Trump relieved Ms. Yates of her duties and subsequently named Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate, where he is being wrongly held up by Democrat senators for strictly political reasons.
“I am honored to serve President Trump in this role until Senator Sessions is confirmed. I will defend and enforce the laws of our country to ensure that our people and our nation are protected,” said Dana Boente, Acting Attorney General.

It was fast, decisive and the right call. Beautiful!

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