The United States Senate has approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch for the position of Attorney General.

The confirmation vote was twelve to eight.  Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of Lynch while Republicans were divided.

Lynch has most recently served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Once sworn in Lynch will become the first African American woman to hold the post, succeeding current AG Eric Holder, who resigned his position last year and has remained on until a replacement was found.




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