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Attorney General William Barr must resign. Now.

For our democracy to endure, it must have an independent and impartial judicial system—one that puts the rule of law ahead of personal and political considerations.

That's why I am calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign immediately.

Please add your voice to the more than 40,361 Americans that have already called on him to resign.

Barr claims to be independent from Donald Trump. But, as we saw with his recent interference in the Roger Stone case, the truth is very different.

The facts?

  • Roger Stone is guilty, and the career prosecutors on his case recommended a specific sentence for the crimes committed.
  • Then, Trump whined publicly (via Twitter, of course) that his friend was being treated unfairly.
  • The result? Barr jumped into action, working to secure a lighter sentence for a key Trump ally.

This is absolutely unacceptable. We cannot have the rule of law change at the whim of Trump's Twitter rants.

And that comes after he misled the American people about what was in the Mueller report. He has violated the promise he made during his confirmation hearing to "keep the enforcement process sacrosanct from political influence."

Because he clearly is willing to sacrifice the independence of our professional prosecutors in the service of Donald Trump and his allies, he is unfit to serve as Attorney General.

Sign the petition and let's make sure we're heard: William Barr must resign now.


Posted on February 16, 2020.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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