De­lay on Lynch angers Obama

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION - — Christi Par­sons and Ti­mothy M. Phelps

In a force­ful de­nounce­ment, Pres­i­dent Obama de­rided the “po­lit­i­cal games­man­ship” that he said con­tin­ues to hold up the con­fir­ma­tion of Loretta Lynch to serve as at­tor­ney gen­eral five months af­ter he first nom­i­nated her for the job.

Speak­ing at a news con­fer­ence with the Ital­ian prime min­is­ter, Obama veered off into a mini-rant in which he said he can’t think of any good ex­pla­na­tion for the de­lay.

“No­body can de­scribe a rea­son for it be­yond po­lit­i­cal games­man­ship in the Se­nate,” Obama said, fur­ther blam­ing wran­gling over is­sues “com­pletely un­re­lated to her.”

Lynch went be­fore the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee for hear­ings in Jan­uary. The Se­nate hasn’t voted on her con­fir­ma­tion, a de­lay that now stands as the long­est in decades for any nom­i­nee for the top law-en­force­ment job in the na­tion.

John Gaps III AP

BOMBER Ti­mothy McVeigh, ac­cord­ing to doc­u­ments, felt he didn’t com­plete the job.

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