Senator Calls Lynch Confirmation Delay ‘Disgusting’

By JM Rieger
Posted June 30, 2015 at 12:30pm
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Shortly before advancing Loretta Lynch’s attorney general nomination Thursday, Sen. Claire McCaskill slammed the delay on the confirmation vote on the floor, calling out Republicans for practicing base politics aimed at “the cheap seats.” “[It] doesn’t get any uglier than this,” McCaskill said, a former prosecutor herself. “It is beyond depressing. It’s disgusting … She is a prosecutor’s prosecutor. She’s prosecuted more terrorists than almost anyone on the planet.” The Senate voted to cut off a filibuster on the nomination, 66-34, and later confirmed Lynch, 56-43.