by Victoria Bassetti, Brennan Center Contributor
In a departure from pattern, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate women to be US Attorneys on Friday.
Before today, President Trump had selected only one woman and 41 men for positions as the top federal prosecutors in the Department of Justice's district offices. He had come under criticism for not nominating women as US Attorneys.
In the president’s defense, his daughter Ivanka Trump earlier this year made headlines when she told CNN’s Gloria Borger, “There's no way I could be the person I am today if my father was a sexist.”