FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2001
TDD (202) 514-1888
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN ASHCROFT UPON HIS CONFIRMATION AS ATTORNEY GENERAL
WASHINGTON, D.C. – I am grateful to the President and the United States Senate for the opportunity to serve the American people as Attorney General. I am committed to preserving the special history of the Department of Justice by actively confronting injustice. Let me send a clear message today, I will confront injustice by leading a professional Justice Department that is free from politics; that is uncompromisingly fair; a Department defined by integrity and dedicated to upholding the rule of law. The Justice Department will vigorously enforce the law guaranteeing rights for the advancement of all Americans.