CBCF Statement on President Obama’s Nomination for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch

Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez,

Washington—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.

“We are delighted with President Obama’s choice for the next Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.

“Loretta Lynch has an impeccable record of fighting corruption and defending civil rights. Her service as a main legal advisor to the government makes her an exceptional choice to lead the Department of Justice. She is an experienced, fair and highly esteemed litigator, who has demonstrated her commitment to rooting out crime and injustice.

“Ms. Lynch, when confirmed, will become the first African-American female to serve as the U.S. Attorney General and only the second United States attorney appointed directly to attorney general in our nation’s history.

“An accomplished federal prosecutor and Harvard graduate, Loretta Lynch’s nomination is a significant step toward the realization of the CBCF’s vision. She represents a level of progress for both women and African Americans that until now, many believed unattainable.”


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