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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Rep. Ruben Gallego Statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Visit to Arizona

April 11, 2017
Press Release

Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will visit Arizona to deliver a speech at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Division Midyear Conference.

Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement:

“Jeff Sessions has a long and troubling history of racial animosity and hostility toward civil rights, and in his short time on the job, he’s already aligning DOJ policy with those dangerous views.

“Jeff Sessions made it crystal clear that he has no intention of holding police accountable when he indicated the Justice Department would walk back its monitoring of local law enforcement agencies that have been charged with civil rights abuses. Under Jeff Sessions’ watch, we can expect a return to unjust targeting of minority communities.

“The American people deserve a Justice Department that will fight to protect the civil rights of all people and take strong action against those who threaten them. We must demand more of our nation’s top law enforcement official.”