Obama Scolds GOP Over Loretta Lynch Confirmation

More than four months since the White House nominated Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, President Barack Obama is venting his frustration at a lack of progress and pushing for a confirmation. Obama told The Huffington Post, "You don't hold attorney general nominees hostage for other issues. This is our top law enforcement office. Nobody denies that she's well-qualified, we need to go ahead and get her done. The fact that she has now been lingering in this limbo for longer than the five previous attorney general nominees combined makes no sense." Last Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told CNN he would not schedule a vote for Lynch until an otherwise bipartisan human trafficking bill -- stalled over an abortion provision opposed by most Democrats -- passes the chamber.



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