BROOKLYN — The Senate voted Thursday to approve Brooklyn US Attorney Loretta Lynch for the top law enforcement job in the country.
Lynch, who will be the first African-American woman to serve as the US Attorney General, was confirmed by a 56-43 vote.
Finally. Congratulations to our long-awaited 83rd Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch. pic.twitter.com/MbPlIKk7eT— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 23, 2015
Lynch was first nominated by President Barack Obama in November, but the confirmation was delayed over politic disagreements between the president and Senate Republicans.