Rep. Maloney statement on confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

Apr 23, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement on the conformation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.

“Loretta Lynch has been one of America’s most accomplished and respected U.S. Attorneys, and she will now make history by becoming the first African American woman ever to serve as Attorney General. After an inexcusably long wait,  Loretta Lynch will take over for Attorney General Eric Holder as our nation’s highest ranking law enforcement official. I am confident that she will build on her exemplary record, enforce the laws of our country and pursue justice for every American. 

“I also thank Attorney General Holder for his many years of leading the Justice Department. He has had a remarkable run and our country has benefited from his leadership.”