WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) released the following statement on the White House nomination of Robert K. Hur, currently Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, to be the next U.S. Attorney General for Maryland.
“We welcome the president’s choice of Robert Hur to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. While we did not recommend Mr. Hur to the White House, we are impressed with his record of public service in the Justice Department, including his years of work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Maryland under Rod Rosenstein. Rod served the people of Maryland exceptionally well for 12 years under both Democratic and Republican administrations. The next U.S. Attorney must have a similar focus on reducing violent crime, breaking up gangs, fighting the drug epidemic, enforcing civil rights, and rooting out corruption, all while working closely with their local, state, and federal partners. We look forward to supporting Mr. Hur’s nomination and working with him should he be confirmed by the Senate. We are confident that Mr. Hur can fill the large shoes Mr. Rosenstein has left.”