Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard is taking issue with New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster for his statement condemning President Donald Trump's executive order that restricts travel to the U.S. for certain immigrants and refugees.
Willard, in a Tweet linking to a Union Leader story on Foster's criticism, writes that the attorney general should be apolitical.
The critical take is noteworthy on another level, because Willard has been mentioned as a possible go-to for a federal law enforcement job with the Trump administration, as the Union Leader first reported in November.
Foster, a former Democratic state senator from Nashua, is not expected to be renominated as attorney general by Gov. Chris Sununu, R-Newfields. Foster said Trump's executive order jeopardized the rights and principles that are "fundamental to our democracy."