Since the appointment of Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, reporters have wanted to know one thing.*
Do you pronounce it RosenSTINE or RosenSTEEN?
Apparently you can pronounce it however you want, the former U.S. attorney for Maryland said at a Newseum event Tuesday.
"So, there's no right answer to that question," Rosenstein told the crowd, gathered for a Law Day commemoration. "My family, my father, pronounces it 'stine.' That's how I pronounce it. But I actually have relatives who pronounce it 'steen,' so I'll answer to either one."
Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post tweeted the news.
BREAKING: Rod Rosenstein says at @Newseum event that both common pronunciations of his last name are acceptable. He pronounces it "stine," with a long i, but some family members pronounce it "steen," with a long e.