Sen. JD Vance announced Tuesday that he will be putting a procedural hold on Department of Justice nominees in response to the prosecution of former President Donald Trump for allegedly mishandling national defense information.
Vance’s office said nominees for positions with the U.S. Marshal Service will be excepted from the Ohio Republican’s move.
The announcement follows “the unprecedented political prosecution of Donald J. Trump by Biden’s Department of Justice,” Vance’s office wrote in a statement. Trump was arraigned Tuesday as Vance made the announcement. Vance has endorsed Trump’s 2024 presidential run.