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Barr led anti-porn prosecutions during his first term as attorney general from 1991 to 1993.

Anti-porn crusaders are celebrating Donald Trump’s nomination of William Barr, 68, to be the next Attorney General of the United States, fondly recalling Barr’s first term as the country’s top law enforcement officer from 1991 to 1993, when Barr led a campaign of anti-porn prosecutions and was praised by President George H.W. Bush for the “superb job” he did cracking down on “obscenity,” according to a report in the conservative Washington Examiner newspaper.

Senate confirmation hearings for Barr open Tuesday, January 15, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Donna Rice Hughes, president of the anti-porn group Enough is Enough, “applauded” Barr’s nomination, saying in a press release that Trump had pledged to appoint an attorney general “to aggressively enforce federal obscenity, child pornography, sexual predation, and sex trafficking laws.”  

Free Speech Coalition spokesperson Mike Stabile told the Examiner that Trump’s appointment of Barr could be a way for Trump to draw attention away from his own connections to porn, such as his affair with AVN Hall of Famer Stormy Daniels.

“We’ve long worried that Trump’s anxiety about his porn connections would cause him to over-correct,” Stabile said. “After all, what better way to distract evangelicals and anti-porners from your relationship to porn and porn stars than to attack it?”