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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2001

(202) 514-2007

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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.

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