Heinrich Statement On Confirmation Of Loretta Lynch To Be U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement today after voting to confirm Loretta Lynch to be the next United States Attorney General:

"Loretta Lynch's impressive legal career and commitment to justice will make her an outstanding Attorney General.  She is intelligent, fair, and an admired public servant. It's embarrassing that her confirmation process took this long, and it is my hope that Republican leadership immediately ends this dysfunctional practice when confirming important executive and judicial nominees. I look forward to working with Loretta Lynch in her new role and know that she will lead the U.S. Department of Justice with honor and integrity."

The senate confirmed Loretta Lynch by a vote of 56 to 43. She is the first woman of color to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General.