Hawley continued, stating that people who “can’t afford private security” and “aren’t connected or wealthy” are the ones who suffer “because prosecutors won’t do their jobs.” Hawley argued that Morrison praised these prosecutors.
“And unfortunately, for that reason alone, I cannot support your nomination,” Hawley said. “And I will not support the nominations of judges or any other individuals sent to us by this administration who are soft on crime and soft on criminals.”
“Frankly, it is a pattern with this administration, and it is one that has got to end,” Hawley continued. “And for those reasons I will oppose you and anyone else that the president sends up to us that does not understand the necessity of the rule of law.”