Senator Stabenow Statement on Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

Thursday, April 23, 2015

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States:

"Today history was made as the Senate voted to confirm Loretta Lynch to be the first African American woman to serve our country as U.S. Attorney General. Ms. Lynch's experience as a prosecutor and a U.S. attorney with a long-standing history of defending the law makes her eminently qualified to lead the Justice Department and enforce the rule of law. It took Senate Republicans over five months to put politics aside and bring Loretta Lynch's historic vote to the Senate floor, even though she has been ready for the job since day one."