COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – President Trump nominated Representative Peter McCoy (R) of James Island as the new U.S. Attorney General of South Carolina.
McCoy currently serves as the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
He is a Charleston native, and worked as a prosecutor before joining the Legislature in 2011.
Senator Lindsay Graham praised McCoy’s nomination, saying:
“I very much appreciate President Trump nominating Peter McCoy to be the new U.S. Attorney for the state of South Carolina. Peter is a talented lawyer and is well respected throughout our state. He has been a valuable member of the state legislature and has the experience and judgement to be an outstanding U.S. Attorney. I am confident he will be confirmed and will do everything in his power to keep South Carolina safe.”