BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that he has nominated Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to be the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts.
Rollins is one of eight nominees that Biden has selected to serve as U.S. Attorneys. If confirmed, she would become the first black woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts.
In a statement, the White House said the nominees "were chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials in this field, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice."
This comes after the president launched "a comprehensive effort to take on the uptick in gun crime that has been taking place for the last 18 months — putting more cops on the beat, supporting community prevention programs, and cracking down on illegal gun trafficking," according to the White House.
Rollins was elected as Suffolk County District Attorney in 2018. Her resume also includes serving as the Chief legal Counsel to the Massachusetts Port Authority from 2013 to 2015.
"I have nothing to offer her but my deep, deep gratitude for the work that she has done already as Suffolk County District Attorney, and the many great things I know that she will do in that role once she is confirmed," Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey said while reacting to the news Monday morning.