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Post date: March 20 2015

A.G. Schneiderman Letter: Senate Should Confirm Loretta Lynch As U.S. Attorney General

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent a letter on March 13th to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid urging the Senate to confirm Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General. The following are excerpts from the letter:

ON HER POTENTIAL CONFIRMATION: As the Attorney General for the State of New York, I am confident that Ms. Lynch will provide the strong leadership necessary to fully enforce the law and defend the rights of Americans living in my state and across the nation.

ON HER PREVIOUS RECORD: During her tenure as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Ms. Lynch has developed a long record of achievements, and she enjoys a reputation for fairly and even-handedly enforcing the law. She demonstrates extraordinary character, sound judgment and clear commitment to the principle of equal justice under the law.

ON HER QUALIFICATIONS: Moreover, the breadth and range of her experience handling some of our nation’s most challenging federal law enforcement matters, her commitment to public service and strong management skills, make her well-suited to serve in this position.

The full letter can be read here

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