The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 on Thursday to approve Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general, sending her to the full Senate for final confirmation.
Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch (UT), Jeff Flake (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC) voted with Democrats to support President Barack Obama’s nominee.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) spokesman Adam Jentleson called for a swift floor vote on the nomination.
.@sahilkapur When will Sen. McConnell bring her nomination to the floor? Now on the calendar, ready for a vote. No more excuses for delay.
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) February 26, 2015