Cornyn Statement On Juneteenth
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today issued the following statement in honor of Juneteenth. Sen. Cornyn is a cosponsor of a Senate resolution introduced by Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Carl Levin, D-MI, that would designate June 19th, Juneteenth Independence Day, as a National Day of Observance.
“I hope all Texans will join me in celebrating Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of slaves in the United States and an observance that originated here in Texas. Juneteenth is a fitting day for each of us to celebrate the freedoms all Americans hold dear and pay tribute to the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for justice and liberty since our nation’s founding.”
Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Armed Services and Budget Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.