The remaining 46 U.S. attorneys appointed by Obama in the Department of Justice were just asked to submit their resignations by Attorney General Sessions.
According to the Justice Department, those resignations will “ensure a uniform transition.”
Shortly after, the Justice Department released a statement:
“AS WAS THE CASE IN PRIOR TRANSITIONS, MANY OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS NOMINATED BY THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION ALREADY HAVE LEFT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS NOW ASKED THE REMAINING 46 PRESIDENTIALLY APPOINTED U.S. ATTORNEYS TO TENDER THEIR RESIGNATIONS IN ORDER TO ENSURE A UNIFORM TRANSITION. UNTIL THE NEW U.S. ATTORNEYS ARE CONFIRMED, THE DEDICATED CAREER PROSECUTIONS IN OUR U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICES WILL CONTINUE THE GREAT WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT IN INVESTIGATING, PROSECUTING, AND DETERRING THE MOST VIOLENT OFFENDERS,” SAID SPOKESWOMAN SARAH ISGUR FLORES IN A STATEMENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
This move is part of President Trump’s plan to fill out the Justice Department with his own appointees, a process that has taken some time due to obstruction from Democrats, reports Conservative Post.
Although the move will definitely stir up the situation and bring more controversy from liberals, the shake up is necessary.