Sen. Burr Supports Attorney General Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement regarding confirmation of William Barr to be Attorney General of the United States:

“Attorney General Barr has my full support as a well-qualified and experienced lawyer who is eminently capable of serving as the head of the Department of Justice. He is one of the most experienced nominees in history, having already served as Attorney General under President George H. W. Bush, with a career spanning various positions at the Justice Department, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the private sector.

“Unfortunately, I was unable to cast my vote to confirm Attorney General Barr today because I was attending the funeral of my good friend Congressman Walter Jones in Greenville, N.C. However, I look forward to working with the new Attorney General and feel confident he will serve the country faithfully.”