LANSING, Mich., January 6, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox in response to Senator Gary Peters’ decision that he would be blocking President Trump's nomination for United States attorney in Michigan's Western District:
"It comes as no surprise that Gary Peters has decided to put politics above the best interest of millions of Michiganders. Tom Leonard is a highly qualified candidate for this position, and his nomination received bipartisan support. It is deeply troubling that western Michigan will have to go even longer without a federal prosecutor because of Peters’ partisan pandering. Michiganders deserve better in the U.S. Senate than a career politician who puts party first."