[Blackstudies-l] Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Thu Apr 23 14:52:28 EDT 2015


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 Senate Makes History By Confirming Loretta Lynch As U.S. Attorney General
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WASHINGTON -- Loretta Lynch was confirmed as U.S. attorney general on
Thursday after months of GOP delays, making history by becoming the first
African-American woman to hold the post.

Lynch was confirmed in the Senate 56 to 43. All Democrats voted for her,
along with 10 Republicans: Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan
Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch
(Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Senate
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).
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