Before I begin, I’d like to take just a moment to send our thoughts, on behalf of the Department of Justice, to the brave members of the Philadelphia police who suffered injuries in last week’s brazen attack by a gunman. It seems that almost every day, we hear about a violent assault on a law enforcement officer. Officers across the country sustain scores of assaults every day — more than 60,000 in 2017 alone.
Thank you, Monique [Howard]. I’m so pleased to be here.