Watch Senator Rosen’s Full Remarks HERE.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor in support of Nevada State Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson’s nomination to be U.S. Attorney for the state of Nevada. Senator Rosen urged her colleagues to lift the partisan hold that has been placed on the nominations of U.S. Attorneys and Marshals.
BELOW IS A TRANSCRIPT OF SENATOR ROSEN’S REMARKS AS DELIVERED:
Mr. President, I urge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to allow these highly qualified, federal law enforcement nominations to move forward.
In my state of Nevada, the position of U.S. Attorney has been unfilled for nearly a year.
This position plays a vital role in maintaining the rule of law and making sure that justice is carried out in our state. The continued obstruction of these critical nominees impacts the public safety of Nevadans, and their ability to see justice served.
We have a highly qualified nominee to serve as U.S. Attorney: Jason Frierson. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno and the Boyd Law School at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He’s a former Nevada Supreme Court clerk. And he’s served in the District Attorney’s office, as a public defender, and as a Deputy Attorney General for our state.
In addition, Mr. Frierson has a long track record of fighting for hardworking Nevadans as Speaker of the Nevada Assembly.
I know he will lead in his new role with integrity and a deep commitment to upholding the law as the top federal prosecutor for our state.
There is no basis to delay his nomination and the nominations of other U.S. Attorneys and Marshals around the country.
Holding up these qualified nominees does not help Americans; it only leaves them unprotected.
We must rise above partisan politics and do our duty to allow these key roles to be filled.
For all of the people from my state of Nevada, I urge my colleagues to allow the nomination of Jason Frierson and the other nominees in this block to finally move forward.