Acting AG had to go

National Review Editorial:
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Like most Democrats, Yates objects to the president’s executive order. Fair enough. But she is not a political operative, she was a Justice Department official — the highest such official. If her opposition to the president’s policy was as deeply held as she says, her choice was clear: enforce the president’s policy or quit.

Instead, she chose insubordination: Knowing she would be out the moment Senator Sessions is confirmed, she announced on Monday night that the Justice Department would not enforce the president’s order. She did not issue this statement on the grounds that the order is illegal. She declined to take a definitive position on that question. She rested her decision, rather, on her disagreement with the justice of the order. Now, she’ll be a left-wing hero, influential beyond her heretofore status as a nameless bureaucrat. But she had to go.
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Apparently, she was grandstanding in hopes of enhancing her rep with liberal Democrats.  A more honorable approach would have been to go to the President and tell him that she was not the person to enforce the Executive Order and that he should replace her

It should also be noted that the executive order she complained about was actually approved by the Office of Legal counsel and the Justice Department.

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