Politics Continues to Plague U.S. Atty Choice in Dallas

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson/gov photo
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson/gov photo

By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — Justice may be blind, but politics is not — particularly when it comes to the appointment of a new U.S. Attorney in Dallas.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the White House may not be any closer to appointing a new U.S. Attorney there than it was a year ago, thanks to the bickering between Republicans and Democrats.

Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson says Republicans need to accept that there’s a Democrat in the White House, the paper reported. Dems have suggested two candidates.

Meanwhile, Republican senators from Texas are pushing for a different candidate based on a bipartisan panel they appointed.

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