US Attorney Walt Green announces resignation
BATON ROUGE – United States Attorney Walt Green announced Monday that he has submitted his resignation as United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana effective March 10, 2017.
“I wish to thank my incredible staff and law enforcement family for all their support over the years as I respectfully submit my resignation as United States Attorney,” Green said. “With over twenty seven years as a United States Marine and twenty years as a member of the Department of Justice, I will treasure all my memories of public service to this great nation.”
Green is one of 46 US attorneys that were appointed by President Barack Obama. Now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked for the 46 Obama appointees to resign.
The request isn't shocking. It's fairly customary for the 93 U.S. attorneys to leave their posts once a new president is in the office. Sessions was asked to resign as a U.S. attorney in a similar purge by Attorney General Janet Reno in 1993.
However, some were stunned and angered by the abrupt dismissals that came with little explanation.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore issued a letter early Sunday afternoon stating his support for Green.
Green says he was a member of the Department of Justice for 20 years.