BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby is calling for the resignation of U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller following the judge's arrest on a domestic violence charge.
Shelby issued a statement Wednesday saying Fuller has lost the confidence of his colleagues and the people of Alabama.
The Tuscaloosa Republican says Fuller should resign immediately.
An aide says Shelby has spoken with Fuller. An attorney for the judge didn't immediately respond to a question seeking comment.
Earlier, Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell of Birmingham said Fuller should resign his lifetime appointment hearing cases in Montgomery.
Fuller was arrested last month after a fight with his wife in Atlanta. He is avoiding prosecution on a battery charge through a court diversion program.
Fuller was stripped of all his cases and still earns about $200,000 annually.