Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, R, joined Rep. Joe Morelle, D-NY-25, in calling for the president to withdraw his recent nomination for U.S. Marshal in the Western District of New York.

Last week, President Donald Trump nominated former Erie County Central Police Commissioner Peter Vito for the job. Morelle objected this week, pointing out a longstanding tradition the U.S. Marshal come from the Rochester region while the U.S. Attorney for the district hails from Buffalo.

Dinolfo agreed with the assessment.

Years of experience proves that our region is well-served by a U.S. Attorney from Buffalo working in partnership with a U.S. Marshal from Rochester to uphold the rule of law,” she said. “Our community does not lack for experienced law enforcement leaders who are eminently qualified to fill this position. I will always stand up for what’s right for our residents – even if it means standing up against my own party – and in this case that means the President should nominate a new U.S. Marshal from Rochester.”

The county executive did not reference Morelle’s other reason for calling for Trump to rescind the nomination. The congressman said his GOP colleague Chris Collins should not be making law enforcement recommendations while he is awaiting trial on felony insider trading charges.

Morelle did acknowledge the U.S. Marshal would likely be a Republican because its the administrations right to appoint its own officials, however he said it would be a disservice to Monroe County residents if that person came from the other side of the region.