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Loretta Lynch Confirmed by Senate as Attorney General

56-43 vote oretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as attorney general, the first black woman in American history to hold the country's top law enforcement post.

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by Joel Gehrke April 23, 2015 6:09 PM

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When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) postponed the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general in order to break the filibuster of a human-trafficking bill, Senator Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) punished him by suggesting that the delay was motivated by racism. “Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general, is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar,” Durbin said on the Senate floor in March. McConnell didn’t flinch during the human trafficking fight, which Republicans ultimately won, but such accusations stung.

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“People are very nervous about Republicans not being willing to have a vote on the first black woman attorney general."

Fearing Racism Charges, Senate Republicans Cave on Lynch

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