By: Dave Kaup
Tammy Dickinson is the US. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. She was one of the 46 U.S. District Attorneys asked to step down by the Trump administration.
Nearly a dozen women are stepping down from their roles as U.S. District Attorneys following the Trump administration’s request that all Obama-era appointees resign. Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions recently asked for 46 attorneys to resign.
Since Trump took office, 16 others have already left. Former Atty. Gen. Sally Yates made quite an exit in January when she opposed Trump’s travel ban and was subsequently fired.
Friday’s announcement did not affect more than 20 acting or interim attorneys. Some have been serving as placeholders until Trump’s nominees are confirmed for the positions, BuzzFeed News reported.
Sessions also began offering reprieves to several attorneys, including Dierdre Daly from Connecticut, allowing them to remain in their posts, according to Politico.
His move is similar to Atty. Gen. Janet Reno’s call for the resignation of attorneys during the first days of Bill Clinton’s presidency, according to the Los Angeles Times. When George W. Bush and Barack Obama took office, however, departures were staggered over several months.
Here’s a list of women who have announced their resignation since Friday.
Tammy Dickinson, Missouri
Eileen Decker, California’s Central District
Carole Rendon, northern Ohio
Barbara McQuade, eastern Michigan
Alicia Limtiaco, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands
Deborah Gilg, Nebraska
Stephanie Finley, western Louisiana
Florence T. Nakakuni, Hawaii
Karen Loeffler, Alaska
Felicia Adams, Mississippi.