Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Bill Barr’s decision to step down in the coming days:


“Attorney General Bill Barr has served the American people and the Department of Justice with distinction under two separate administrations – Presidents Donald Trump and George H.W. Bush. Unfazed by political pressure from either side of the aisle, Attorney General Barr proved time and again that he understood his ultimate obligations were to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement officer and to uphold the Constitution. I particularly appreciated Attorney General Barr’s work to end sanctuary city policies, keep guns away from felons and the dangerously mentally ill, and support law enforcement officers. I wish Attorney General Barr well in any future endeavors.”