Loretta Lynch Confirmed As Attorney General

After five-months of languishing during the sex-trafficking bill negotiations, Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as President Obama’s new Attorney General.

The expected ‘last minute fight’ was not as dramatic as previously believed. With the sex-trafficing compromise cleared, a vote of 56-43 approved lynch (Sen. Ted Cruz abstained). 10 Republicans joined all Democrats, reports Real Clear Politics.

Despite the vehement protest, by a number of Republican Senators, Lynch’s nomination went smoothly as many welcomed the departure of Eric Holder. Holder was the only Attorney General to be held in contempt of Congress.Facebook042715-Lynch

However, the vote may present electoral problems for Republicans who voted ‘yes’ with the Democrats. Among the concerns over Lynch was her insistence in continuing a similar sort of leadership exhibited by Eric Holder in the Department of Justice.

Hyper-racial bent of the administration in its execution of justice might be the order of the day in Lynch’s DOJ. This has enraged conservatives who charge Republican leaders with a failure to hold to campaign rhetoric.

Among the GOP Senators who could see primary challenges as a result in next year’s Senate elections are Kelly Ayotte (NH), Mark Kirk (IL), Ron Johnson (WI) and Rob Portman (OH).