June 20, 2020

Gillibrand Statement Calling For Jay Clayton To Withdraw His Name For Consideration As SDNY U.S. Attorney

Addressing reports that President Trump will nominate SEC Chairman Jay Clayton for U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement:

“I will not be complicit in helping President Trump and Attorney General Barr fire a U.S. attorney who is reportedly investigating corruption in this administration. Jay Clayton should withdraw his name from consideration immediately and remove himself from this sham. President Trump cannot be allowed to desecrate our nominations process further.”