Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey on Yates Firing: “Trump must stop treating our core values and religious freedoms like reality show plot lines”

January 31, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Donald Trump's firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates:

“Each day brings a new outrageous act by the Trump Administration. Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was fired overnight by the President for doing her job.

“In her refusal to defend the President's illegal religious test for immigrants and refugees, Attorney General Yates did exactly what she swore to do: uphold the constitution and remain loyal to the rule of law. Now more than ever we need principled officials like Sally Yates.

“President Trump must stop treating our core values and religious freedoms like reality show plot lines and get serious about the security and economic challenges we face.”

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