Senate Panel OKs Loretta Lynch for Attorney General
Loretta Lynch is one step closer to becoming the first African American woman U.S. attorney general after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve her for the seat.
In a 12-to-8 vote, all 9 Democrats confirmed Lynch’s nomination, while only 3 of the 11 Republicans followed suit.
Now that the committee is backing Lynch, she must face the full senate. A decision could come as early as next week.
Last September, current attorney general Eric Holder announced his resignation after six years in office. He will officially step down after his successor is confirmed.