WASHINGTON — The full Senate will consider the nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general “next week,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination on Feb. 26 by a vote of 12-8. Lynch won over committee Republicans Jeff Flake (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC), and Orrin Hatch (UT).
Democratic leaders, who have been pushing for a swift Senate vote on Lynch, praised McConnell’s decision to bring up the nomination.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said it would be an “absolute disgrace” if Republicans block her due to concerns with President Barack Obama’s immigration policies.