COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) – U.S. Attorney Peter McCoy for the District of South Carolina announced his resignation Tuesday, less than a year after taking office, according to his letter of resignation.
The signed letter says McCoy’s resignation will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve our great nation and beloved state of South Carolina as United States Attorney,” McCoy said in his letter.
“Working daily with the dedicated servants of this office to impartially enforce the rule of law, defend our Constitution, and make our communities safer is a privilege for which I will be forever grateful,” he added.
McCoy took office in March of 2020. His resignation comes at the request of the Biden administration.
CNN first reported the Biden administration would begin asking dozens of attorneys who were appointed under the Trump administration to resign.
The ordering of U.S. attorneys to resign is fairly routine but has sometimes sparked political controversy.