Mary Daly speaks to an Associated Press reporter in her Justice Department office in April in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP) Colby Itkowitz Congress, Campaigns, Health Policy, Pennsylvania Politics Dec. 6 at 4:27 pm President Trump loves good family businesses and it would seem that the Department of Justice's drug policy is becoming a family affair . Mary Daly, the main contributor to the opioid crisis in the Trump administration, knows William Barr very well, including Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky and Washington Post's Josh Dawsey reported Thursday that Trump's lead candidate to be next Attorney General. Barr is Daly's father. Daly and his father seem to share a stern philosophy about drug-related offenses, in accordance with the "war on drugs" policy of the 1980s and early 1990s, which sent a disproportionate number of minorities in prison. Barr, who served as President George H.W. The Bush Attorney General oversaw these policies during his tenure. Daly is a former federal prosecutor. According to an article in the CBS News newspaper about her in April, she pleaded for a strict enforcement of the Obama authorities' policy to be more lenient towards drug-related offenders, and advocated strict enforcement of the law to combat the epidemic of opioids in the country. In practice, this means that Daly, like his former boss Jeff Sessions, is not a fan of the type of criminal justice reform that Trump and some Republicans argue. And his father either. In 2015, Barr signed a letter to Senate leaders of the day, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) And Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), Asking them not to introduce a bill on the reform of the sentence. "Our justice system is not broken. "Mandatory minimum sentences and proactive law enforcement measures have dramatically reduced crime over the past 25 years, a feat we can not afford to give back," the letter says. In 2001, Barr gave his time in the Bush administration and compared the problem of drugs with terrorism. "Personally, I thought it was a national security problem," he said. These beliefs are more out of the mainstream today, as more and more lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were looking for ways to reduce the burgeoning prison population, which was the only way out. They were not when Barr was Attorney General.However, with the increase in fentanyl trafficking, the extremely powerful synthetic opioid that kills tens of thousands of Americans each year, Some argue that law enforcement must be more severe for drug-related crimes, not less. This is certainly the point of view of Daly, director of opioid suppression and prevention efforts at Justice, who said in an interview with NPR earlier this year, "I think we should not downplay the importance of the aggressive crackdown on this epidemic. "Criminal Justice Reform Michael Collins, director of the national affairs office at the Drug Policy Alliance, was already very disappointed by the defenders, already dismayed by the lack of urgency to present Bipartite Legislation at Capitol Hill. "It sounds like a slap." We do not know if Barr will get the job and if Daly will stay in his own home, he does. "The federal government rules do not allow for the job. hiring or promoting parents, but since Daly is already working on it, that may not be a problem.