Read Senator Chris Coon’s Statement on the Border Wall

“I am not going to support a costly and ineffective border wall that will do nothing to stop the overwhelming majority of drugs and criminals that enter our country through airports or land ports of entry.”

“I, along with many of my colleagues, am ready and willing to vote to invest in smart, effective border security that will address the problems we face. I am not going to support a costly and ineffective border wall that will do nothing to stop the overwhelming majority of drugs and criminals that enter our country through airports or land ports of entry,” said Coons.

“The president’s continued insistence on building a wall along our southern border, which he justifies with misleading and even false information, is not productive and only serves to further divide our country. It is my hope that he will understand in the coming days that he needs to accept one of the bipartisan options available to him to reopen the government and make sensible, robust investments in border security that we can all agree on,” said Coons.

Senator Coons’ statement on reports of Deputy AG Rosenstein’s plans to leave DOJ

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the co-author of the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, issued the following statement in response to news reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may be stepping down from his position in the coming weeks.

“I’m deeply concerned by news reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has overseen Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, may leave his position in the coming weeks once a new Attorney General is in place,” said Senator Coons.  “Mr. Rosenstein is widely respected by Republicans and Democrats alike, and his presence at the Department of Justice has been reassuring to many of us who are concerned about the independence of the Special Counsel’s investigation. 

“This makes the hearing next week for President Trump’s Attorney General nominee, Bill Barr, even more important. It’s critical that Mr. Barr make clear during his hearing that he is committed to the rule of law and that he will not allow President Trump to interfere with the Mueller investigation.”

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