Delay on Lynch angers Obama
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.
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