May 18, 2021

Manchin To Vote For Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote to advance Kristen Clarke, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, to bring her nomination before the full Senate.

Today I voted to advance the nomination of Kristen Clarke for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. She is a dedicated public servant who has spent her career serving our nation as an advocate for civil rights. Ms. Clarke is highly qualified to lead the Civil Rights Division with experience as a trial attorney, special assistant, and prosecutor under President George W. Bush. Her nomination is supported by numerous law enforcement organizations, and I am confident that Ms. Clarke will seek equal justice for all Americans. I will vote for her confirmation when she comes before the full Senate and I look forward to working with Ms. Clarke in her new role at the Department of Justice.”