Senate GOP leader puts up roadblock to Luger bid to be Minnesota U.S. attorney
Pushback from Mitch McConnell poses a new challenge in the attempt to return Andrew Luger to his old post
February 10, 2022
WASHINGTON – The Senate's top Republican said Wednesday he's holding up the confirmation process for President Joe Biden's nominee as Minnesota's next U.S. attorney.
Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell wrote to Andrew Luger this week detailing his concerns over last month's sentencing of 26-year-old Montez Lee Jr., who was given a sentence 10 years below the maximum for setting a deadly Lake Street fire during the 2020 unrest that followed George Floyd's killing by a Minneapolis police officer.
Luger, who previously served as U.S. attorney for Minnesota under Democratic President Barack Obama, did not have a role in the case.