This is what courage looks like pic.twitter.com/KSt55m0T8E— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 30, 2017
Standing up for the law and the Constitution at Justice:
In a stunning announcement Monday afternoon, acting Attorney General Sally Yates said the Justice Department won’t defend President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking all refugees and certain foreign nationals.
“I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right,” Yates, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, wrote to Justice Department lawyers, the New York Times first reported. “At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful.” (our emphasis)Whether they'll fire her before or after the Russo- Republicans confirm Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III as Attorney General is the only question now.
The response from the White House, via "Baghdad Sean" Spicer?
... In a startlingly combative response, White House spokesman Sean Spicer challenged those opposed to the measure to resign.
"They should either get with the program or they can go," Spicer said.FU you amoral little weasel.
UPDATE: Rump fired her Monday night. Karoli at Crooks & Liars has a revealing clip from Ms. Yates' confirmation hearing.