Justice Nominee Loretta Lynch Vows ‘Improved Relationship’ with Congress
By | January 28, 2022 12:38 pm

Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to become the nation’s first female African American attorney general, moved Wednesday to distinguish herself from her controversial predecessor, Eric H. Holder Jr..

“I look forward to fostering a new and improved relationship with this committee, the United States Senate, and the entire United States Congress,” Lynch said as the Senate Judiciary Committee began a two-day hearing on her confirmation.

Holder, who last year announced his intention to step down, has been frequently attacked by Republicans during his six years in office, and he has often responded by showing open contempt for lawmakers during congressional hearings.

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