During her one minute of fame, Yates has ordered the already lawless DoJ to put up no defense of President Trump’s immigration ban. Because, reasons.
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a hold over from the Obama administration, has ordered the DOJ not to offer any defense of Trump’s executive order on immigration.
Yates does not claim that she cannot defend the executive order because it is unconstitutional or because the Justice Department would be unable to offer good-faith arguments in defense of its legality. To the contrary, Yates claims she is ordering the Justice Department not to defend the executive order because it is not “wise or just.” I am not aware of any instance in which the Justice Department has refused to defend a presumptively lawful executive action on this basis.
Do not make the assumption these leftist hacks will discontinue their activism simply because Obama has left office. If anything, these people will become more strident and continue to disregard their oath to defend the constitution.
Oh, and President Trump fired this broad last night. I guess the only decisions she’ll be making from now on will concern dinner.