Scalise statement on the resignation of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve Scalise today released the following statement regarding the resignation of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.
“Jim Letten changed the culture of Louisiana by instituting a zero tolerance policy against political corruption,” Scalise said. “I am saddened by Jim’s departure as U.S. Attorney, and I thank him for his years of honest hard work and service to our state. He leaves behind the legacy of a courageous leader who changed the corrupt ‘Louisiana way’ and revitalized the public’s faith in our political and justice systems. Jim Letten leaves behind very large shoes to fill, and it is incumbent upon President Obama to choose a replacement who shares Jim’s steadfast intolerance toward political corruption.”