Alexander Meets with Attorney General Nominee William Barr

Posted on January 28, 2019

Senator Alexander and Bill Barr in front of a picture of President George H. W. Bush’s cabinet that hangs in Alexander’s Washington office. Alexander served as Education Secretary under President Bush, while Barr served as Attorney General.

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2019 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after meeting this afternoon with President Donald Trump’s Attorney General nominee William Barr:

“Bill Barr and I served together in the George H.W. Bush cabinet. He was confirmed by the Senate unanimously to be Attorney General in 1991. He understands that the attorney general’s job is to represent the United States of America and be the people’s lawyer and not the president’s lawyer. He will be an excellent Attorney General. I hope he is swiftly confirmed again.” 


Lamar Alexander is the senior senator from Tennessee, and he serves as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. For his full biography, click here.