The Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, has received public support from a score of former officials who served under Republican administrations, such as the fact that he was director of the FBI and the CIA during the Ronald Reagan government (1981- 1989), William Webster, considering that the president, Donald Trump, is a “threat to the rule of law.”
Along with another score of former prosecutors and personalities from the Republican Party, such as William Weld, governor of Massachusetts between 1991 and 1997 and Trump’s rival in the primary testimonies this year, Webster has signed a document in which Biden is considered the candidate that he can “lead” an “impartial justice” that addresses the current social problems of the country.
“We strongly believe that Vice President Joe Biden is the candidate who can provide the leadership we need to redirect the Justice Department toward fairness and address the deep-rooted social issues that are plaguing our country today,” the text reads.
“We give him our strongest support, and we hereby announce that each of us will vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to serve as the next president and vice president of the United States,” concludes the brief echoed by various US media. .
The text, in addition to showing support for the Democratic nomination, also launches several criticisms of President Trump, a “threat to the rule of law,” say the signatories, who has undermined US laws, hoping that prosecutors and attorneys from the Justice Department “respond to his personal and political interests.”
In addition to Webster and Weld, the letter has been signed by other prominent officials during past Republican administrations, such as Greg Brower, who held important positions in the FBI and was a Nevada prosecutor; David Kelley, United States Attorney for New York during the George W. Bush Administration, or more recently Donald B. Ayer, United States Attorney General during the Trump Administration until 2019.
The work of this score of former prosecutors spans time periods beginning in the 1960s when the 96-year-old Webster was appointed in 1960 by President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961) as a United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri. )