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“Barr is an experienced, responsible law enforcement professional with an impressive résumé" - USA Today editorial board, 1/28/2019
"Barr has sterling professional credentials" - Los Angeles Times editorial board, 2/07/2019
"Mr. Barr served with distinction as attorney general for President George H. W. Bush and is widely considered a strong defender of the rule of law.” - The [Charleston] Post and Courier editorial board, 1/21/2019
“Barr is experienced, knowledgeable, and clearly qualified, in any formal sense, for the job, which he has held before, under President George H. W. Bush. In addition, he has a reputation for integrity and straight dealing.” - @JeffreyToobin, 1/28/2019
Bill Barr "came across as highly qualified and committed to the traditions, procedures and mores of the Justice Department" - The Washington Post editorial board, 1/15/2019
Bill Barr is "a heck of an honorable guy” - Joe Biden, 11/13/1991
It's because of Bill Barr's sterling reputation that between 1989 and 1991, the Democrat-controlled Senate confirmed him three different times to senior DOJ positions with ZERO opposition.
1989 - Bill Barr confirmed to be an Assistant Attorney General UNANIMOUSLY

1990 - Barr confirmed to be Deputy Attorney General UNANIMOUSLY

1991 - Barr confirmed to be Attorney General by voice vote
“Bill Barr is a talented, well-respected lawyer who has been committed to public service over the course of his long career.” - Then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, 12/07/2018
Bill Barr is "a man of the highest integrity and character, and has an impeccable reputation." - Senator Lindsey Graham, 12/07/2018
Bill Barr "is that rare combination of intellect and principle who has served our country and the Department of Justice with great distinction” - Letter from 120 former DOJ and law enforcement officials, 1/09/2019
Bill Barr "was and remains highly respected and admired by the career prosecutors, investigators and staff of the Department he oversaw and its various components, including the FBI and DEA" - Letter from 120 former DOJ and law enforcement officials, 1/09/2019
Bill Barr's "style was to consult widely, hear from those closest to a matter, and consider others' views with an open mind. Bill was always considerate & respectful of those with whom he worked throughout" DOJ. - Letter from 120 former DOJ & law enforcement officials, 1/09/2019
Bill Barr "distinguished himself as the Assistant Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, and the Attorney General in the George H.W. Bush administration.” - Nathan R. Catura, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association National President, 1/03/2019
Bill Barr "has a long history of public service and dedication to the rule of law.” - Chuck Canterbury, Fraternal Order of Police National President, 1/04/2019
Bill Barr's "reputation for integrity and high ethical standards bodes well for the times ahead, and our interview with Mr. Barr confirmed that he will be a strong and independent Attorney General.” - Chief Art Acevedo, Major Chiefs Association President, 1/11/2019
"throughout Mr. Barr’s long and successful career in public service he has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to the rule of law” - Paul M. Cell, International Association of Chiefs of Police President, 1/14/2019
Bill Barr "is known for his thoughtful approach and we are confident he will be an honest broker” - Sheriff Grady Judd, President, and Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard, Vice President – Government Affairs, Major County Sheriffs of America, 1/10/2019
Bill Barr: "I’m not going to do anything that I think is wrong. And I will not be bullied into doing anything I think is wrong by anybody, whether it be editorial boards or Congress or the president. I’m going to do what I think is right." #PromisesMadePromisesKept
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