WH vents frustration on Loretta Lynch delay

Jordan Fabian
The Hill

The White House vented its frustration over the nomination of Loretta Lynch on Tuesday after her confirmation vote hit another snag in the Senate.

The Senate earlier Tuesday failed to advance a stalled human trafficking bill due to Democratic objections to controversial abortion language. With that matter unresolved, a vote to confirm Lynch as attorney general could be delayed even further.

The White House said the Senate should act now, noting that it has been 129 days since Lynch was nominated. That is as long as the past five attorneys general nominees combined have waited for a confirmation vote, according to press secretary Josh Earnest.

“We believe Loretta Lynch should be confirmed in bipartisan fashion,” Earnest said. “She has already waited for far too long.”…



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