Today, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as the new U.S. Attorney General. This decision comes after almost five months of deliberations and five months after President Obama first nominated her to the post. One of the main reasons that her confirmation was held up was due to a partisan battle over an abortion provision in a human trafficking bill. Luckily, Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal on Tuesday, which allowed for Loretta Lynch to be confirmed. Lynch is currently the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, and will be the first black woman to serve as America's top law enforcement officer when she replaces Eric Holder.
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