Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) told a local radio station he is frustrated that President Obama has yet to nominate a for U.S. Attorney for North Dakota.
Dorgan said he knows who will be nominated but declined to identify the nominee, because that’s the White House’s job, WDAY Radio News reported.
“I think the White House is largely settled on who they want to nominate,” Dorgan told the radio station. “They are now in the process of doing what is called the vetting, and that is taking longer than one would expect. I assume they are doing that in a lot of cases, and we are not the only ones I think that are frustrated by that. There are many other areas around the country in which nominations are expected but not forthcoming.”
The North Dakota congressional delegation reportedly recommended several candidates to Obama, including Jasper Schneider and Janice Morley. Schneider is a member of the North Dakota state legislature and a lawyer at Fargo’s Schneider Law Firm. Morley is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the North Dakota office.
Lynn Jordheim has been North Dakota’s acting U.S. Attorney Sept. 13 following the resignation of Drew Wrigley, who had been the district’s head prosecutor since November 2001, when he was nominated by President George W. Bush. He is currently the vice president of the Fargo-based Noridian Administrative Services, which helps businesses with information management and customer service.