The Press Conference at which Brendan Johnson has announced his resignation (Effective 3/11, I believe) is still going on, but the National Republican Senatorial Committee is wasting no time in going after Johnson, likely in case Democrats manage to recruit him to take on John Thune.
I personally don’t think that’s going to happen, but it’s politics, and anything goes! Here’s the release from the Republican US Senator’s Political organization:
NRSC Statement Regarding Brendan Johnson’s Departure As U.S. Attorney
WASHINGTON – With Brendan Johnson, the son of former Senator Tim Johnson, set to quit his job as the United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota, the NRSC released the statement regarding his impending departure.
“It became clear that young Brendan Johnson was not ready for the job, once his father had to pull a few strings to get him a hearing and the votes for his confirmation. Brendan should know the next time he steps into the ring we won’t give him a pass, nor will his dad be able to bail him out.” – NRSC spokeswoman Andrea Bozek