Reid: ‘Hard to Comprehend’ Delay in Loretta Lynch Confirmation

Posted March 16, 2015 at 4:06pm

Minority Leader Harry Reid lambasted Senate Republicans again Monday for delaying the confirmation vote on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, saying it was “hard to comprehend” the delay as the Senate continues consideration of an anti-human trafficking measure that includes abortion language Democrats have said is a deal-breaker.

“She’s waited 128 days — that’s the longest any attorney general nominee has waited in some four decades,” Reid said. “Loretta Lynch’s nomination is on the executive calendar, meaning the Senate can consider her nomination and then immediately move back to the trafficking bill. Any attempt to hold a confirmation hostage because of this abortion provision is a sham.”