Ex-Acting AG Sally Yates Tears Into Trump, Endorses Joe Biden at DNC: ‘The Future of Our Democracy Is at Stake’


Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates tore into President Donald Trump and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden during the Democratic National Convention, telling viewers that ” the future of our democracy is at stake” in this election.

Yates spoke during night two of the virtual convention, and began by saying that “Speaking at a political convention is something I never expected to be doing. But the future of our democracy is at stake.”

Ms. Yates described her three-decade career at eh Department of Justice, and the way it came to an end: ten days into her tenure under Trump, “I was fired for refusing to defend President Trump’s shameful and unlawful Muslim travel ban.”

“That was the start of his relentless attacks on our Democratic institutions, and countless dedicated public servants like me,” Yates said. “These officials didn’t swear in oath to a person or a party, public servants promise to defend our constitution, uphold our laws, and work on behalf of the American people.”

But from the moment President Trump took office, he’s used his position to benefit himself rather than our country. He’s trampled the rule of law, trying to weaponize our Justice department to attack his enemies and protect his friends.

Rather than standing up to Vladimir Putin, he fawns over a dictator who is still trying to interfere in our elections. He’s even trying to sabotage our postal service to keep people from being able to vote. His constant attacks on the FBI, the Free press, inspectors general, federal judges, they all have one purpose. To remove any check on his abusive power. put simply, he treats our country like it’s his family business. This time bankrupting our nations more authority at home and abroad. But our country doesn’t belong to him. It belongs to all of us. Joe Biden embraces that. He has spent his entire life putting out our country first. He has never backed down from a challenge or a bully. He summons the best in us and lives by the values that define us as Americans. Service, integrity, courage, compassion. There are countless stories of Joe Biden reaching out to someone in their moment of need. Will this is our country’s moment in need. We need a president who respects our laws and the privilege of public service. Who reflects our values and cares about our people. We need a president who will restore the soul of America. We need Joe Biden.

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