Yates Reportedly Tapped as Deputy AG

The AP is reporting that Sally Quillian Yates has been tapped by President Obama for the No. 2 position at the Justice Department.

Citing sources who requested anonymity, Yates would serve as deputy attorney general.

Yates has been U.S. attorney since 2010. She was previously a prosecutor in that office.


  1. Charlie says:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today released the following statement applauding the administration’s decision to nominate Sally Yates, U.S. attorney for Georgia’s Northern District, to the position of deputy attorney general:

    “Sally Yates is an exceptionally skilled attorney with a strong record of public service and a well-qualified nominee to be deputy attorney general. She has served with distinction as U.S. attorney for Georgia’s Northern District and throughout her career has demonstrated her abilities as a talented prosecutor in a wide array of challenging cases. Her 22 years of experience in the U.S. attorney’s office and her role as vice chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee make her well-suited for the responsibilities of this job, and we congratulate her on her selection for such an important position.”

  2. Charlie says:

    ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator-elect David Perdue released the following statement regarding the nomination of Atlanta U.S. Attorney Sally Yates to be Deputy Attorney General:

    “Sally Yates has dedicated her life to serving the people of the United States and Georgia. I am pleased that the President looked to Georgia when choosing someone to serve in this important position at the Justice Department. I have heard very positive things about Ms. Yates, and I look forward to meeting with her personally before her nomination comes to the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

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