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Loretta Lynch's Delayed Vote Over Confirmation

02/12/2015 09:25 pm ET | Updated Feb 12, 2015
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The debate about confirming Loretta Lynch is suddenly getting partisan.

Democrats are now increasingly slamming Republicans’ handling of President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, accusing them of slow-walking the veteran federal prosecutor’s confirmation. Their newest evidence: the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision Thursday to postpone voting on Lynch until after next week’s recess — which means she won’t get a final floor vote until March, at least five weeks after her confirmation hearing.

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