Senate Finally Sets Vote on Loretta Lynch

Tomorrow Thursday, April 23, after very necessary pressure from protestors, NAACP and various political leaders–Obama included– the senate finally will take a vote to confirm U.S. Eastern NY District Attorney Loretta E. Lynch.

The stall for replacing Attorney General Eric Holder with Lynch was reportedly due the Senate’s need to past the vote on sex trafficking legislation, which is in no way related to Ms. Lynch. Leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell said he would not move forward with confirming Lynch until the sex trafficking bill passed. President Obama said the delay is “embarrassing” and lacked reason other than ‘political gamesmanship.’ His words proved true. The Senate recently announced a “compromise” on sex trafficking legislation. Nah. The Senate felt the heat and got their minds right!

Senator McConnell thought to himself “I, along with my other good, ol’ Senate buddies, are going to stop progress, especially for law enforcement, for as long as we can and say it’s because of pressing legislation we think takes precedent over having a new Attorney General.” That was all male, white-privileged ego.

Lynch waited six months, the longest wait in the last three administrations for any Presidential cabinet nominee to be confirmed for a vote, even though she is backed by at least five Republicans.

Vermont Senator Patrick J. Leahy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and who approved Lynch’s nomination in February, tweeted “No attorney general nominee has ever been filibustered. Republicans should not make history by blocking this historic nominee.”

Couldn’t agree with Senator Leahy more! Lynch has the majority vote so on Thursday America will have its first African American female Attorney General. POW!

Brittney Chase

Brittney Chase

Brittney L. A. Chase is a Daily Editor of Jawbreaker. She's also a fierce homemaker, fab wife of four years to Brandon and the rock-mommy of one-year-old B.J.

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