McLain “Mac” Schneider is proposed by President Biden as the US attorney for North Dakota.

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! President Joe Biden has suggested former state Senate minority leader McLain “Mac” Schneider for the position of top federal prosecutor in the state.

He would take Jennifer Puhl’s post as acting US attorney.

The Senate must approve Schneider. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, both Republicans from North Dakota, congratulated Schneider in a joint statement on Thursday. Hoeven held off on declaring whether he would back Schneider’s nomination. Cramer promised to do so.

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The 43-year-old Schneider operates a private practice in both Fargo and Grand Forks. From 2009 until he was unsuccessful in his bid for reelection in 2016, he served in the state Senate. Throughout the parliamentary sessions of 2013 and 2015, he led the Senate’s minority.

Schneider lost to Republican Kelly Armstrong in the race for North Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat in 2018.

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Schneider attended Georgetown University Law Center, the University of North Dakota, and Fargo South High School.

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