Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Thursday that she was approached about her interest in being considered for the U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts, a position currently being filled by Trump’s agent Andrew Lelling.
“Yes, I was asked if I would consider being considered for the US legal position,” Rollins told Boston Public Radio. “I’m super humble.”
Rollins said she was “very, very happy” in her current job, but indicated an interest in taking the job if President-elect Joe Biden decides to replace Lelling after he took office in January.
Rollins did not say who contacted her about the position, and her office did not immediately respond to a request for more information. The Biden transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Rollins was a US lawyer in Massachusetts from 2007 to 2011. She left the Seyfarth Shaw LLP law firm in 2007 after just a few months to take the job.
Rollins referred to her previous stent in the U.S. Attorney’s Office when she talked about her interest in the job as the Massachusetts Supreme Attorney.
“Asking to become the US attorney’s assistant has been described as the job of a lifetime,” Rollins said. “People stop what they’re doing. I did. I had just joined a law firm seven months earlier and had seven months to become an assistant to the US attorney. So if it’s the job of your life, assistant.” the US attorney, what then? ” is the United States attorney? “
Rollins said he plans to be “very involved” in deciding who will serve as US attorneys in Massachusetts during the Biden administration.
“It means a lot to me who is in that role and how you run as the chief law enforcement officer for our Commonwealth on the federal side,” she said.