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Sen. Moran Questions U.S. Attorney General Garland on Rising Violent Crime

Moran: Violent Crime Continues to Lack the Attention it Requires

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) – ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies – today questioned U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on the Biden administration’s response to rising crime in the United States during the committee’s hearing to review the President’s FY2023 Budget request for the Department of Justice.

 “Violent crime continues to lack the attention it requires,” said Sen. Moran. “It is absolutely critical that the Department of Justice supports state and local law enforcement, both through grant programs and through joint law enforcement operations. The budget includes an increase to the FY2022 enacted level for DOJ, however, the rhetoric and behavior from the administration too often sends a different signal.”

 “If law enforcement officers are not respected or shown respect from our leaders, they will not be respected within the community,” continued Sen. Moran. “We have also seen an appalling increase in attacks against police officers. It is no surprise that police departments and sheriff offices are short staffed and having issues recruiting new police officers.” 

Click HERE to Watch Sen. Moran’s Opening Remarks

Click HERE to Watch Sen. Moran’s Question on Violent Crime to Attorney General Garland

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