Senate confirms McElwee as Maine’s top federal prosecutor

Darcie McElwee
Darcie McElwee(WABI)
Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 9:46 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed federal prosecutor Darcie McElwee to serve as U.S. attorney for Maine.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who shares a hometown of Caribou with McElwee, spoke in support on the Senate floor.

The nomination was confirmed on a voice vote Tuesday evening.

McElwee takes a job formerly held by Halsey Frank, a Trump appointee.

Frank stepped aside to make way for appointments by the Biden administration.

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.