John Ashcroft on endorsing Trump

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft discusses why he is endorsing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Ashcroft: Trump Can Restore the Rule of Law

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump received yet another endorsement, this time from a group of alumni belonging to the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations.

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John Ashcroft, the former U.S. Attorney General under Bush ‘43, joined the FOX Business Network to detail why he decided to join this coalition of Trump supporters.

“It’s because I believe that the rule of law is the best friend that liberty ever had,” Ashcroft explained, adding that "we need a president who is committed to the rule of law and I believe that Donald Trump is more likely to restore the rule of law.”

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Ashcroft said that shifting focus back to the rule of law should be a “front-burner” issue for the United States government.

The former attorney general, who served from 2001-2005, also commented on what he wants to see in future attorneys general.

“We need an attorney general who is committed to the oath to defend the Constitution more than to advance the agenda of the President,” he said, adding, “We need an attorney general and we need Supreme Court justices who honor their pledge to the Constitution, their oath to the Constitution, more than their personal commitment to a political agenda.”

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