Obama picks NY prosecutor Lynch to be next attorney general

Yahoo News – by Aruna Viswanatha and Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday picked Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general, praising her as someone who would bring a commitment to criminal justice reform and other key administration priorities.

If confirmed, Lynch, 55, would be the first black woman to serve in the post, bringing with her a family history that stretches back generations to great-great grandparents who were slaves.  

Obama said he hoped the Senate would confirm Lynch, who he said had distinguished herself as tough and fair in her two stints as the U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York, which covers Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens and Staten Island, without delay.

Lynch would replace Eric Holder, the first black attorney general, who has held the job since Obama took office in 2009. She was among several candidates Holder had recommended to succeed him.

“Loretta might be the only lawyer in America who battles mobsters and drug lords and terrorists and still has the reputation for being a charming people person,” Obama said in announcing the nomination.

The announcement, made in the White House’s Roosevelt room, was unusual both for its timing and for Obama’s selection of someone for a top job with whom he has little personal history.

The White House had planned to announce the selection later this month after Obama returned from his trip to Asia but the timing was moved up after her selection leaked out to the media.

The president leaves on Sunday for a trip to China, Myanmar, and Australia.

Holder announced earlier this year that he was stepping down. Lynch’s nomination is the first big personnel change Obama has announced since Republicans won control of the Senate in congressional elections on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Aruna Viswanatha and Jeff Mason; Editing by Bill Trott)


12 thoughts on “Obama picks NY prosecutor Lynch to be next attorney general

  1. So now we can see that Holder finally got that sex change he was wanting. Dress him up and go to town. Les/Faggot agenda comes full circle. LOL! Buy more ammo. Liberty1775

    1. Mark, I went to a “Fleet and Farm” store today and bought another box of insurance. I was shocked at the checkout when they demanded my ID to buy ammo. I’ve never heard of this. I told her I don’t have it on me and that she could just restock it. She rang it up for me but what the hell is going on.

          1. Don’t know about the rest of this sorry @ss POS state, Millard, but yeah, L.A. County fingerprints for ammo.

            This I would know.

  2. So the same mob that runs Chicago and Detroit has another Marxist student of Saul Alinsky to place in the upper echelon of government. Wonderful.

    1. Yeah, we noticed that. So, buy more ammo. Does anyone feel like ANYTHING has changed at all??? I have decided to say piss on it to anything and everything they do. They were all here for the O-bummer game every step of the way and did NOTHING to stop what is now broken. I have no confidence in the system at all. Buy more ammo is all I tell everyone. EXCEPT our enemies. Liberty1775

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