Attorney General Eric Holder joked on Wednesday that he’s feeling very loved by Senate Republicans, who have repeatedly delayed the confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch, Obama’s nominee to be the next attorney general.
During comments at a Center for American Progress event in Washington, D.C., Holder said, “It’s almost as if the Republicans in Congress have discovered a new fondness for me,” according to NPR.
“I’m feeling love there that I haven’t felt for some time,” he said. “And where was all this affection the last six years?”
Fights over the Senate human trafficking bill have delayed Lynch’s nomination indefinitely. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate will not vote on her nomination until they pass the bill.