Corker Statement on Nomination of Doug Overbey to be U.S. Attorney

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of J. Douglas Overbey to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

“Doug Overbey is an outstanding choice to serve Tennesseans as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District,” said Corker. “Doug has had a distinguished law career, spanning nearly four decades, and has served the Volunteer State honorably in the state legislature. I thank President Trump for choosing such a well-qualified individual for this important position and am proud to recommend Doug to my colleagues for confirmation.”

Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) made the statement below following President Donald Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Sen. Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee:

“Sen. Doug Overbey has been one of the most valuable and respected members of the General Assembly for many years. As chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and as vice-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, he has shown true leadership on some of the most important issues that confront our legislature. His commitment to representing his constituents and producing quality legislation is unwavering. Sen. Overbey is an accomplished attorney and an unparalleled legal mind who knows the law backwards and forwards. As U.S. Attorney, I am confident he will enforce the law with much skill and expertise. We will miss his unique perspective and wealth of knowledge in the Senate but I know he will do an outstanding job as U.S. Attorney.”

Source: U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

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