“Former Attorney General Barr has supported policies that have contributed to mass incarceration. He defended laws that made prison sentences for crack harsher than cocaine, advocated for the elimination of parole and increased prison sentences in Virginia and called the notion that there were victims of our criminal justice system a ‘myth’.
“It is in the best interest of the United States to maintain a strong bilateral relationship with a politically stable, democratic, and economically sound Nigeria that can play a leadership role in the region and the continent more broadly.
“Today is a day to raise awareness, reflect on our progress, and recommit our resolve to fight HIV/AIDS throughout the world.
“This year, Congress came together in a bipartisan fashion to extend the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program which has already saved 17 million lives across the globe.