11.07.14

Judiciary Chairman Leahy On The Expected Nomination Of Loretta Lynch To Be The Attorney General Of The United States

Judiciary Chairman Leahy
On The Expected Nomination Of Loretta Lynch
To Be The Attorney General Of The United States

November 7, 2014

“I congratulate Loretta Lynch, the expected nominee to be the next Attorney General of the United States.  The Attorney General serves as the chief law enforcement officer for the entire Nation, and it is important for that person to have the right prosecutorial and management experience for the job.  Ms. Lynch is an experienced prosecutor, and if confirmed, she will make history as the first African-American woman to lead the Department of Justice.

“As the body that considers the President’s nominee, the Senate has an important role in this debate, and that process begins in the Judiciary Committee.  I have spoken with the President about the need to confirm our next attorney general in a reasonable time period, and I look forward to beginning that process.”

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