Sally Yates

I did my job the best way I knew how.

Sally Yates, former Acting Attorney General, stood up against the controversial executive order which restricted many immigrants and refugees from entering the United States. Ms. Yates put her job on the line for the sake of others by refusing to defend an order she did not believe was lawful. “I did my job the best way I knew how,” she said at her Senate testimony. “I looked at this EO, I looked at the law, I talked with the folks at the Department of Justice, gathered them all to get their views and their input, and I did my job.” Although this action cost Ms. Yates her position as Acting Attorney General, she’s become a national hero.