Statement Regarding Steven M. Dettelbach's Nomination for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)

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This morning, President Biden nominated Clevelander Steven M. Dettelbach to serve as the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which plays a central role in the Department of Justice’s efforts to combat domestic extremism.

Jewish and other ethnic, racial, and religious communities in the United States now find themselves increasingly defending themselves from hate-fueled attacks. It is critical to have an individual in this position with a proven track record in effectively thwarting the efforts of those who seek to inflict violence and terror among fellow Americans. Mr. Dettelbach is that individual.

Among his many accomplishments as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, were the successful prosecution of people engaged in threatening and attacking mosques, churches, and Jewish organizations throughout the area. We urge the Senate to confirm Mr. Dettelbach for this important position with due speed.

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