Loretta Lynch Confirmation Gets Green Light

Loretta Lynch Confirmation Gets Green Light

After five months of public fights between Republican and Democrat leadership, the Senate has reached an agreement to move to a full vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General.

For weeks Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned that the vote on Lynch would not see the light of day, until Democrats ended the filibuster on the embattled sex trafficking bill that has languish in the upper chamber.

But early this week, news emerged that Sens. John Cornyn and Pat Murray have hammered out a compromise on the bill that would move it out of committee for a vote next week.

That would likely clear up the ever jammed schedule, resulting in a move for both the Lynch nomination and bipartisan Iran oversight bill. If this takes effect, the time frame would be no more than two weeks.