Schumer Statement In Support Of Senate Dem Lawsuit Challenging Whitaker Appointment In Federal Court

November 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the lawsuit challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general:

“I commend Senators Blumenthal, Hirono, and Whitehouse for bringing this important lawsuit and shining a bright light on the president’s unconstitutional appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Putting aside Mr. Whitaker’s many conflicts of interest and history of hostile comments toward the special counsel’s investigation, his appointment as acting AG is in direct violation of the Constitution’s Appointments Clause and should concern every American - regardless of party affiliation - who cares about the rule of law and justice in our country.”