Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh says the resignation of Attorney General Linda Singer is “shocking and extremely disappointing.”
“She’s one of the best attorney generals we’ve ever had,” she says.
Cheh, who heads the council’s public services and consumer affairs committee, worked closely with Singer on several initiatives, and she expresses concern about the hazy division of labor between the AG’s shop and that of Fenty general counsel Peter Nickles.
“I think naming Nickles [as interim AG] furthers blurs the line, and somewhat inappropriately,” she says. “[The Attorney General’s office] should have a degree of independence to have integrity.”
Cheh declined to comment on whether she’d support Nickles if his name was put forward for the permanent AG spot.
“I’m not ready to think about that,” she says. “He’d have to move into the city.”