Trump has just announced his replacement for Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and his name is Jeffrey Rosen. He’s currently the Deputy Secretary at the Transportation Department:
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) February 20, 2019
Here’s the announcement:
Jamie Dupree points out that Rosen, as Deputy Secretary in Transportation, was already confirmed by the Senate in 2017:
What is notable about the pick is that Jeffrey Rosen is already Deputy Secretary at the Transportation Department – he was already confirmed by the Senate pic.twitter.com/Qa0vKIhP1t
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) February 20, 2019
That vote was 56-42 and 6 Democrats came over at the time to vote for him back then, including Manchin, Kaine, Warner, and Peters, all of which are still in the Senate.
Also it’s worth nothing that Rosenstein was set to leave in March, but it sounds like he could be leaving before that, depending on how quickly the Senate can confirm his replacement.
Here is Rosen’s photo:
Trump administration official added that Atty Gen William Barr picked Jeffrey Rosen, who currently serves as Deputy Secry of US Dept of Transportation, to take over for Rosenstein. pic.twitter.com/7Os1BDqsIO
— Blanche V. Mercaldi (@tammytabby) February 19, 2019