After one of the longest delays in history surrounding the confirmation of Loretta Lynch’s appointment as the nation’s first African American woman to serve as Attorney General, the Senate finally approved today with a vote of 56-43.
The path to the confirmation was marked with controversy and words from Obama declaring how embarrassed he was by the delay. The Senate Republicans did not approve of Lynch because of her support of the President’s use of executive action on immigration policies.
Lynch, who previously served as the US Attorney for the eastern district of New York, was nominated by President Obama last November to replace Eric Holder, who was the first African American attorney general in the United States.
Let’s congratulate our first African American female Attorney General, Loretta Lynch!