Nov 07 2016
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the passing of Attorney General Janet Reno:
“One of my earliest votes in the Senate was to confirm Janet Reno as attorney general. I said at the time that Janet combined an expertise in criminal justice with a deep sense of independent thought, and not once did she prove me wrong.
“Janet Reno was a strong independent force at the Justice Department. She refused to bow to pressure from both political parties on any issue, instead focusing on the letter of the law. And she played a pivotal role in a number of high-profile events from the Waco siege to the Elian Gonzalez saga to convictions of Timothy McVeigh and Ted Kaczynski.
“Janet was a trailblazer who will be remembered for her integrity and resolve. She’ll be greatly missed.”