Statement by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States
CBC — WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY History was made. The Senate approved Loretta E. Lynch to be attorney general. She is the 1st African-American woman to hold the position! She was confirmed 56 to 43, with 10 Republicans voting for her.
“I am proud to join with my colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus to applaud today’s confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States of America,” says CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield.
“Today is a historic day for our country as Loretta Lynch becomes the first African American female to serve in the role of our nation’s top law enforcement official. Her impeccable qualifications in this important position will help our country move the criminal justice system forward.
“Ms. Lynch was the choice of President Obama, she is the choice of the Congressional Black Caucus, and she is the best choice for all Americans.”