The Trump presidency is over. During the chaos of the Trump era, New York state Attorney General Letitia James (D) helped lead the charge against some of the Trump administration’s most destructive policies, and on Wednesday — Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris — James recounted some of her successes against the Trump administration on Twitter. Among other wins, she helped protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that provides protections to undocumented immigrants who arrived as children, helped stop the inclusion of a question about citizenship on the 2020 census, helped protect women’s health coverage, defended the United States Postal Service, and more.
James is currently investigating the Trump Organization — Trump’s family business — over apparent financial misconduct. Meanwhile, James commented on Twitter, in part, as follows:
‘My office stood up to the Trump administration every time it tried to trample the rights of New Yorkers and Americans across the country. We worked tirelessly to challenge this administration’s illegal attacks — and we successfully stopped some of its most dangerous ones… In total, we filed 74 lawsuits against the Trump administration, and successfully protected so many of our communities and our most basic rights. I look forward to working with the Biden-Harris administration to undo these dangerous policies and uphold the rule of law.’
Read her message below:
Back in October, James said that her team was working on a list of actions for the Biden administration to take in order to undo some of the most destructive impacts of the Trump administration. She commented as follows:
‘We’re preparing a list. And the list is long. We’ll have a team of individuals, again, working on reversing all of the bad regulations and laws that have been put forth. We will work with the Biden administration to ask them to file stays in a number of cases that are pending in the courts all across this country.’
On Wednesday, President Biden planned to take a number of swift actions to undo Trump administration policies. Among other steps, he planned to rejoin the Paris climate accord, reverse the Trump administration’s planned withdrawal from the World Health Organization, extend federal moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures, and more. In the near future, Congress is also slated to take up an ambitious COVID-19 relief package that the Biden team has already put forward.
Check out Twitter’s response to the message from James below: