Attorney general nominee vote likely this week: U.S. senator

Lynch testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in WashingtonA vote on the stalled Senate confirmation of the nominee to be the next U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch, could take place in the next two to three days, a senior Republican senator said on Sunday. “My sense is, over the next 48 to 72 hours, that is going to be resolved, and we will move on to this Iran issue,” Senator Bob Corker, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program. He added that there now were an education bill and trade promotion agreements, in addition to Iran legislation, due for a vote on the Senate floor and that as a result, “this logjam … will be worked out.” Lynch’s confirmation has been pending since she was nominated by President Barack Obama last November to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

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