On President Trump’s State of the Union Address
Attorney General William P. Barr has released the following statement:
In his State of the Union Address, President Trump underscored that the rule of law is central to American freedom and prosperity. This principle is what drives Department of Justice initiatives like Operation Relentless Pursuit and Project Guardian, which are helping to reduce violent crime across our country. We have aggressively fought the opioid epidemic and drug-overdose deaths declined last year for the first time in three decades. We have implemented the President’s landmark criminal-justice reform initiative, the First Step Act, through which thousands of Americans are being given a chance at redemption. We have continued to defend religious liberty for all Americans. We will continue to fight the unlawful practice of sanctuary jurisdictions, which put Americans at risk while aiding criminal aliens who are here illegally.
The men and women of law enforcement have no greater supporter than President Trump, and America is a safer place under his leadership.