Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Thursday that she has been approached about her interest in being considered for Massachusetts U.S. attorney, a job currently held by Trump appointee Andrew Lelling.
“Yes I have been asked with respect to whether or not I would consider being considered for the U.S. attorney position," Rollins told Boston Public Radio. "I’m super humbled."
Rollins said she is "very, very happy" in her current job, but she hinted at an interest in taking the job if President-elect Joe Biden decides to replace Lelling after he takes office in January.
Rollins did not say who reached out to her about the position, and her office did not immediately respond to a request for more information. The Biden transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Rollins was an assitant U.S. attorney in Massachusetts from 2007 to 2011, according to her LinkedIn profile. She left the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP in 2007 after only a few months to take that job.
Rollins referenced her previous stent in the U.S. Attorney's Office when talking about her interest in the job as Massachusetts' top federal prosecutor.
"Being asked to be an assistant United States attorney has been described as the job of a lifetime," Rollins said. "People stop what they’re doing. I did. I’d just joined a firm seven months prior and left seven months in to be assistant United States attorney. So if being an assistant United States attorney is the job of a lifetime, what is being the United States attorney?"
Rollins said plans to be "very involved" in deciding who will serve as Massachusetts' U.S. attorney during the Biden administration.
"It means a lot to me who's in that role and how they lead as the chief law enforcement officer for our commonwealth on the federal side," she said.