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Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker Statement on The State of The Union Address

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s second State of the Union Address:

“President Trump’s speech presented a hopeful, optimistic vision for this country. An America with a secure southern border would be an America with less crime, less addiction, and better wages for working families. The Department of Justice is working every day to bring us closer to that kind of future by prosecuting criminals, interdicting drugs, and defending the rights of the American people in court. As we continue these efforts, I am hopeful that our elected leaders in Congress will come together on a bipartisan basis to support this law-and-order agenda for the good of the country.”

Updated February 5, 2019

Press Release Number: 19-73