Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons applauded President Donald Trump’s appointment of David Weiss as the U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware.

Carper and Coons recommended Weiss to the White House to serve as the U.S attorney.

“David Weiss is an excellent choice for U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware,” said Carper. “During his combined 16 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he has prosecuted corruption, money laundering, drug offenses, mail and wire fraud; and he spearheaded the successful effort to establish New Castle County as a high intensity drug trafficking area. He is highly respected in the law enforcement community, and I look forward to him hitting the ground running.”

“I want to congratulate David Weiss on his confirmation and appointment to be the U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware,” said Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “David is a career prosecutor and dedicated public servant, longtime Delawarean, and valued member of our law enforcement community. I want to thank the White House for working with Sen. Carper and me to present an excellent nominee for U.S. attorney.”