Obama Lashes Out on Delayed Lynch Vote
President Obama on Friday said it was “crazy” and “embarrassing” the way the GOP-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was “hopeful” that the obstacle would be addressed next week, clearing the way for her confirmation vote. But an aide to Minority Leader Harry Reid said no deal was in hand.
“What are we doing here?” Obama said. “There are times when the dysfunction in the Senate just goes too far. This is an example of it. It’s gone too far. Enough. Enough. Call Loretta Lynch for a vote. Get her confirmed.
Lynch, U.S. attorney for New York’s Eastern District, would succeed Attorney General Eric H. Holder if confirmed.