Senate Democrats step up pressure for vote on attorney general

Lynch testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Democrats on Thursday wrote a formal letter to Republicans urging them to hold a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general. There is still no date set by the Republican majority for a vote to be held on the Senate floor for Lynch’s nomination, despite the Senate judiciary committee’s endorsing her a week ago. The letter, circulated by Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy, urged the Republicans to schedule a floor vote as soon as possible.

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