Too Close for Comfort?
Illustration by: Matt Mahurin
Image has not been found. URL: http://www.washingtonindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/rick_renzicrop-225x300.jpgRep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) (U.S. Congress)
The Renzi indictment is the first high-profile case for former McCain aide and newly appointed U.S. attorney in Arizona, Diane Humetewa. A member of the Hopi Tribe, Humetewa, who was sworn in in December, is the nation’s first Native American woman to serve in the job. She was McCain’s legal counsel on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee from 1993 to 1996.
McCain called her in early 2007 and asked if she wanted to be a U.S. attorney. “Frankly, I was pretty taken aback and surprised and flattered,” Indian Country Today
“Rick has represented the first district of Arizona with tenacity, honesty and integrity beyond reproach,” the recording said.