US Senate Confirms Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general.

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Both Alaska senators voted against her, saying she has not shown she has the independence to stand up to the Obama White House.

As Sen. Lisa Murkowski put it, the A.G. should serve as a “firewall against executive overreach, not an apologist for the President’s prerogatives.”

Lynch was confirmed by a vote of 56 to 43.