Yates, an Obama Holdover, Defied the President and Refused to Enforce the Law
President Donald J. Trump has fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she sent a memo instructing Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys not to defend President Trump’s order placing a temporary moratorium on refugees from terror haven nations.
Yates, who was confirmed in 2015, was an Obama holdover. As People’s Pundit Daily recently reported, a PPD Poll (among others) found the president’s executive order is supported by the vast majority of Americans.
“She was refusing to enforce the president’s executive order, which was refusing to defend the Constitution,” top Trump advisor Stephen Miller said. “It was a betrayal of her office and she will be replaced with someone who will enforce the laws of the United States.”
The president has appointed Mr. Dana Boente as the new 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.