Senators Isakson, Perdue Announce Support For Sally Yates For Deputy Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced their support for the nomination of Sally Yates to become the next Deputy Attorney General of the United States. Yates was U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia since 2010, and was the first woman to serve as the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta. The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted in favor of her nomination with a vote of 18-2.

“Sally Yates is an exceptionally skilled attorney with a strong record of public service and is well-qualified to be promoted to Deputy Attorney General, from the ‘acting deputy’ role in which she is currently serving,” said Senator Isakson. “She has served with distinction as U.S. Attorney for Georgia’s Northern District and throughout her career has demonstrated her abilities as a talented and evenhanded prosecutor in a wide array of challenging cases.”

“Sally Yates has served the people of Georgia and the Justice Department with distinction, and I am confident that she will do the same as Deputy Attorney General of the United States,” said Senator Perdue. “As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have spoken out against the egregious politicization of the Justice Department. Ms. Yates’ record and testimony have demonstrated that she is committed to executing her duties with a much needed objective and apolitical approach to law enforcement.”