San Antonio lawyer Michael McCrum has withdrawn his name from consideration for U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, reports the Austin American-Statesman. McCrum, who expressed interest in the job almost two years ago, said he was disappointed to have to back out of the drawn-out process. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Tx.) said a sluggish federal nomination process is an issue nationwide. “This is yet another loss for our justice system that results from administration inattention,” Doggett said.
U.S. attorneys must be confirmed by the Senate, but McCrum had received the support of the Texas Democratic delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives and the approval of Texas’ U.S. senators, Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, both Republicans.