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The delay confirming Loretta Lynch was wrong, but it wasn't racist
The delay confirming Loretta Lynch was wrong, but it wasn't racist

When Loretta Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate this week as U.S. attorney general, she received 10 Republican votes -- many fewer than she should have received but more than were expected given the GOP majority’s recent hyper-partisanship. Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted for Lynch. One widely held theory was offered by the publication the Hill: “Four of the chamber’s most vulnerable GOP incumbents — Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Rob Portman (Ohio) — voted to confirm Lynch, who faced a long delay in being confirmed as the first African-American female to head the Justice Department.” ...

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