Tags: Barack Obama | obama | lynch | confirmation | date | embarrassing

Obama: Senate Delay on Lynch Confirmation Is 'Embarrassing'

Image: Obama: Senate Delay on Lynch Confirmation Is 'Embarrassing'
(Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov)

Friday, 17 Apr 2015 02:00 PM

 President Barack Obama said on Friday it is embarrassing that the U.S. Senate still has not voted on confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.

Responding to a question at a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama said the U.S. Congress has shown signs of bipartisanship in the past several weeks, citing a recently passed bill on doctor pay.

But he criticized the Senate for waiting so long on Lynch, who has been eligible to be confirmed by the 100-member body since late February.

"There are times where the dysfunction in the Senate just goes too far. This is an example of it," Obama said. "This is embarrassing, a process like this."

Senate Republicans previously said they would delay bringing Lynch's confirmation up for a vote until they could pass a human trafficking bill, which Democrats oppose for its restrictions on abortions.

Republicans currently are negotiating a deal on the bill that may drop the abortion language and move it toward passage.

© 2017 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
President Barack Obama said on Friday it is embarrassing that the U.S. Senate still has not voted on confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
obama, lynch, confirmation, date, embarrassing
166
2015-00-17
Friday, 17 Apr 2015 02:00 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved