Five months after her nomination, Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the next Attorney General. The U.S. Senate vote was 56-43.
FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern has more from the Capitol:
With that vote, Loretta Lynch will become the first African American woman to serve as Attorney General. A vote long delayed… first by a lame duck Senate, then legislative gridlock.
Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy says she waited longer than any recent predecessor.
(Leahy) “Not one of them has been treated the way Loretta Lynch has been treated.”
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell tied the confirmation vote to a human trafficking bill, blocked by Democrats until this week.
McConnell was ultimately one of ten Republicans to support Lynch’s confirmation.
At the Capitol, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.