Should the United States Attorney General be an Elected Official?

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Frodo:
To maintain the independence of the Justice Department from Presidential interference (and prevent another Donald Trump-William Barr duo), should the United States Attorney General be an elected official who is elected separately from the main presidential/vice-presidential ticket?  

I think so, since we can no longer depend upon the forbearance of the President from interfering with the Justice Department to nefarious ends. 

The Pieman:
Lol the AG would become very political and would do things for purely partisan/re-election reasons.

Frodo:
Quote from: The Pieman on April 03, 2022, 07:21:42 AM

Lol the AG would become very political and would do things for purely partisan/re-election reasons.



The Attorney General would be no more politicized than it became under the Trump administration.  At least under this new system, he or she would owe their job not to the President, but to the American people, and so cannot be summarily fired if they refuse to do the bidding of the President. 

The Pieman:
Quote from: Frodo on April 03, 2022, 11:24:40 AM

Quote from: The Pieman on April 03, 2022, 07:21:42 AM

Lol the AG would become very political and would do things for purely partisan/re-election reasons.



The Attorney General would be no more politicized than it became under the Trump administration.  At least under this new system, he or she would owe their job not to the President, but to the American people, and so cannot be summarily fired if they refuse to do the bidding of the President. 


You do realize the AG would probably be much less competent and more partisan? Ted Cruz could be the AG rn lol

Frodo:
Quote from: The Pieman on April 03, 2022, 11:32:56 AM

Quote from: Frodo on April 03, 2022, 11:24:40 AM

Quote from: The Pieman on April 03, 2022, 07:21:42 AM

Lol the AG would become very political and would do things for purely partisan/re-election reasons.



The Attorney General would be no more politicized than it became under the Trump administration.  At least under this new system, he or she would owe their job not to the President, but to the American people, and so cannot be summarily fired if they refuse to do the bidding of the President.  


You do realize the AG would probably be much less competent and more partisan? Ted Cruz could be the AG rn lol



Evidence?  You have fifty states to choose from to prove your point. 

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