Kyl And McCain Back Obama’s Pick For New US Prosecutor In Arizona

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March 22, 2012 7:50 am
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Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain of Arizona threw their support behind President Obama’s nominee to take over the scandal-plagued US Attorney’s Office in Phoenix.

“John Leonardo is well equipped to serve in a key post that has been left vacant for far too long,” the Republicans said in a joint statement released late Wednesday.

Leonardo, a longtime Arizona judge and former federal prosecutor, will have to be confirmed by the Senate. The position has been unfilled since August, when former US Attorney Dennis Burke resigned amid the ongoing Fast and Furious scandal.

 

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