Keith Ellison Statement on the Firing of Sally Yates

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Via Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Keith Ellison issued the following statement after Donald Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend his unconstitutional Muslim ban:

“History will remember Acting Attorney General Sally Yates as a hero who stood up to a power hungry President and his unconstitutional Muslim ban. Donald Trump has demeaned our fallen CIA heroes, strained our relationship with Mexico, and falsely claimed millions of people voted illegally. Now, by firing the Acting Attorney General for refusing to violate the Constitution, we can safely say that Donald Trump has done more damage to our country in a week and a half than anyone could have ever anticipated. 

“By all accounts, this is looking like a failed presidency. And it's only day 12.”