Daniel Bogden, who was fired by the Bush Administration in 2006 during its purge of US Attorneys, officially got his old job back yesterday as the Senate confirmed him by unanimous consent to be US Attorney for Nevada.
President Obama nominated Bogden for the job earlier this year. Nevada Senators Harry Reid (D) And John Ensign (R) each hailed Bogden in statements.
Reid’s statement after the jump:
I am pleased that my colleagues in the U.S. Senate have confirmed Dan Bogden to once again serve as the U.S. attorney for Nevada,” Reid said. “Dan is an experienced prosecutor who worked hard for Nevada before being wrongly fired. He has served Nevada with distinction in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Office, the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s office, where he eventually rose to the position of chief of the Reno division. During his first term as US attorney, Dan was fired for refusing to bow to political pressure. By reinstating him the White House is ensuring that this dedicated public servant will continue to keep federal prosecutions in Nevada free from political bias.