Historic choice: Murphy nominates Sikh-American to be attorney general by Krystal KnappKrystal Knapp (Planet Princeton)

Governor-elect Phil Murphy has nominated Gurbir Grewal, the Bergen County Prosecutor, to serve as the attorney general of New Jersey.
If confirmed, Grewal would be the first Sikh-American to serve as attorney general in the history of the United States.

“New Jersey needs an attorney general with a steel backbone, one that will stand up for New Jersey against everything coming our way from Washington,” Governor-elect Murphy said. “Whether it be addressing our opioid epidemic head-on with compassion and persistence, fighting to protect New Jerseyans’ health care against the constant threats from Washington, standing up for Dreamersers and our LGBT community, or defending New Jersey’s common-sense gun laws, there will be no more critical post in my administration than Attorney General. For these reasons and many more, I am incredibly proud to announce my nomination of Gurbir Grewal as attorney general.”

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