Cruz, Cotton slam Biden US attorney nominee for not prosecuting drug dealers
Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Ted Cruz of Texas slammed President Biden’s nominee for U.S. attorney for Massachusetts for failing to prosecute drug dealers.
The two Republican senators tore into Biden’s controversial nominee Rachael Rollins, pointing to the checklist of non-prosecutable offenses that she carried out whereas Boston’s district attorney.
“Even before she became a district attorney in Boston, she put out a list of 15 crimes that, by default, she will not allow her prosecutors to pursue without supervisor approval,” Cotton stated in the course of the Senate Judiciary Committee listening to on Thursday.
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Cotton famous that Rollins’ checklist consists of crimes various in severity, starting from “trespassing” and “disorderly conduct” to “malicious destruction of property, threats, resisting arrest and even drug trafficking.”
“She has issued that list as the do-not-prosecute directive once she took office,” Cotton stated. “That’s right, in the midst of a national drug crisis with more than 90,000 of our fellow Americans killed by a drug overdose in the last year alone, Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. attorney openly says that she does not believe that we should prosecute drug possession with intent to distribute substances like fentanyl and heroin.”
Cruz additionally went after Rollins’ non-prosecutable checklist, following by on a committee room pledge to tweet out the paperwork he ran by in the course of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Today, in the Judiciary Committee, I walked through a document showing that Rachael Rollins, Joe Biden’s extreme nominee to be U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, will refuse to prosecute crimes,” Cruz tweeted, together with photos of the doc in query.
“Democrats will try to deny this, but here is the evidence,” he continued.
Rollins’ nomination is the subsequent in a line of controversial nominees, together with the president’s eco-terrorist-linked nominee to guide the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning.
Rollins’ checklist of crimes not to prosecute might show problematic for the nominee as her affirmation course of strikes ahead.
The White House touted Rollins’ resume throughout her nomination on July 26.
“These individuals—many of whom are historic firsts—were chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials in this field, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice,” stated the White House about Rollins and the opposite U.S. attorney nominees.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox News Digital. You can discover him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.
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