WASHINGTON – Following a wait for a Senate floor vote more than twice as long as those of the past seven attorneys general combined, it appears that Loretta Lynch will finally receive a vote in the Senate to confirm her as the next U.S. Attorney General. Ms. Lynch would be the first African American woman to hold that position.
People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker released the following statement:
“We congratulate Loretta Lynch on the announcement of her well-deserved, and long overdue, confirmation vote. Despite being eminently qualified, Ms. Lynch has waited for a vote on the Senate floor more than twice as long as the past seven attorneys general combined.
“We look forward to a prompt vote and to Ms. Lynch becoming the next attorney general of the United States.”