Press Release

February 3, 2021
Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Robert Hur’s Service as U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland
Senators pledge to work with White House, Justice Department to identify successor

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) today released the following statement on the announcement by Robert K. Hur, the U.S. Attorney for Maryland, that he would leave his position later this month.

“We thank U.S. Attorney Robert Hur for his excellent service as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. Rob upheld the finest traditions of the office and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and faithfully followed the facts and the law. In particular, we appreciate Rob’s work to establish the Baltimore Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), which created a permanent federal, state, and local law enforcement partnership to combat violent crime in Baltimore. Rob should be proud of his legacy to make Marylanders safer, preserve the rule of law, and uphold the civil rights of all of our residents.”

“We look forward to working with the White House and incoming DOJ leadership team on appointing a permanent successor as the U.S. Attorney.”