Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended President Trump’s nomination of former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to lead the Department of Justice again:

“In William Barr, President Trump nominated a highly respected attorney and brilliant legal mind who has demonstrated an unfailing commitment to the rule of law and fidelity to the pursuit of justice,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I’m confident that when he’s confirmed as U.S. Attorney General, Barr will lead the Justice Department with integrity, honor and distinction, just as he did in that role in the early ‘90s under President George H.W. Bush.”

Barr served as attorney general for President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993. If confirmed, he would replace Jeff Sessions, who resigned last month. Matthew Whitaker – previously Sessions’ chief of staff at the Justice Department – is currently serving as the interim attorney general.