U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Mike Hurst announces resignation

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Mike Hurst says he is stepping down the day before Joe Biden becomes president.

His last day on the job will be January 19th. U.S. attorneys are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

It’s common for the federal prosecutors to leave their jobs when there’s a change of administration.

Hurst was nominated by President Donald Trump in June 2017 and was confirmed by the Senate that October.

Hurst had run unsuccessfully for Mississippi Attorney General in 2015.

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