WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Senate confirmed Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to become the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
Vice President Kamala Harris cast the decided vote for Rollins.
As the U.S. Senate was deadlocked 50-50, mostly along party lines.
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey recommended District Attorney Rollins as their candidate for the U.S. Attorney role.
“We were glad to recommend District Attorney Rachael Rollins to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, and today we are delighted that the Senate has voted to confirm her to the role. D.A. Rollins has devoted her career to transforming the criminal justice system so that it actually reduces crime and provides equal justice for all. In this new role, we have every confidence that she will continue her partnerships with law enforcement, community advocates, and other key members of the legal community to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of the people of the Commonwealth, and we look forward to the renewed energy and innovative vision she will bring to the U.S. Attorney’s office.”
Rollins will be the first black woman to hold the position.