Sohn withdrew shortly after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he would oppose her, saying she cannot rise above her “toxic partisanship.” Her nomination had been stalled after a contentious mid-February confirmation hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee.
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) had expressed misgivings over Sohn’s anti-police rhetoric.
“I’d like to echo concerns raised about the nominee’s positions on matters of importance for law enforcement, both nationally and in Nevada,” Rosen said during the February 14 hearing.
The Fraternal Order of Police and the National Association of Police Organizations said that Sohn’s anti-police rhetoric should disqualify her from the position.
William Johnson, the executive director of the association of police organizations, noted that Sohn once retweeted a person who called law enforcement officers “armed goons in riot gear with…