Yates was fired just hours after she announced she would not be defending the order. Trump has appointed Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to the position, the White House said in a press release.
Boente, 62, is expected to remain in the position until Senator Jeff Sessions is confirmed as the new attorney general. His nomination hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. Democrats are expected to challenge Sessions’ nomination, but are unlikely to succeed, as he should have enough votes from Republicans to gain approval.
He is a career Justice Department employee who has worked under both Republican and Democratic presidents during his three decades as a prosecutor.
Acting Attorney General Yates, showed incredible arrogance when she ordered justice department attorneys not to act on President Trump’s order to ban people from middle Eastern countries from temporarily entering the United States until they could be fully vetted. (Source)
FLASHBACK: Obama Suspended Iraq Refugee Program for Six Months Over Terrorism Fears in 2011
In 2013, ABC News first revealed that two years earlier, the State Department had imposed a freeze over the processing of Iraqi refugees for six months. The halt was the result of the discovery of two al-Qaida members admitted as refugees from Iraq who were living in Bowling Green, Kentucky and who had admitted to targeting U.S. troops in Iraq. (Source)
The network also cited FBI agents conceding that “several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees.” (Source)
Where was the Soros funded protestors and media uproar then?
See why Chuck Schumer needs multiple enemas below!
Against the law?
Come on Chuck, read the constitution.
President Trump took a similar oath of office as did you and the rest of the loons on your side of the aisle.
You both swore to protect The Constitution of the United States of America and the American people.
No person or group of persons has a right to enter our country.
Apparently Schumer and his leftist ilk can’t or choose not to understand that.
The Washington Times
President Trump on Monday ousted the acting attorney general, a holdover from the Obama administration, and installed a pick of his own choice, capping off a dramatic day as he moved to shore up the defense of his extreme vetting executive order.
President Trump relieved Sally Q. Yates, the deputy attorney general who had stepped into the role as the government’s top lawyer at the change of administrations, after she issued a kamikaze attack on her new boss, refusing to defend his executive order in the courts.
In her place, Mr. Trump named Dana Boente, a federal prosecutor, as acting attorney general.“Ms. Yates is an Obama administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration,” the White House said.
“It is time to get serious about protecting our country.
Calling for tougher vetting for individuals traveling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.”
Ms. Yates seemed determined to go out in a blaze of glory, firing off a letter to her colleagues saying that even though the Justice Department’s office of legal counsel had approved the order, she thought it wasn’t lawful.