WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued the following statement today on the pending nomination of Steven Bradbury to be General Counsel of the US Department of Transportation. Bradbury’s nomination will be considered by the Senate Commerce Committee this Wednesday at 10:00 am. 

“This week, The Senate will consider whether Steven Bradbury – the author of the infamous Bush Administration ‘torture memos’ – should be allowed to return to public service.”

“He must not. Simply put, anyone misguided enough to advocate for torture must be disqualified from holding any position of authority or public trust. The Senate wisely blocked Bradbury’s nomination as Assistant Attorney General nine years ago and they should block his nomination again this week. Our values and our credibility as a nation committed to human rights and the rule of law are at stake.”  


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