Tomorrow members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be joined by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to urge the confirmation of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General.
When asked today about when the Senate confirmation vote on Lynch might be, Sen. Dick Durbin estimated it would likely be on Thursday — 166 days after President Obama nominated her.
Loretta Lynch was nominated by President Obama on November 8, 2014. Her confirmation has now taken the longest amount of time that the last five Attorney Generals combined. At this point, 51 members of the Senate have stated their they will vote for Lynch. She will likely have the closest confirmation vote for any Attorney General in history.
Tomorrow’s press conference at 2:30 p.m. will happen after a protest by Brothers for Loretta Lynch led by Roland Martin, Pastor Jamal Bryant and Jeff Johnson. The Brothers for Loretta Lynch protest is scheduled for the morning and will coincide with the “hill day” by members of NYC’s Justice League on police brutality.
The confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch is predicted to be very close and Vice President Biden will likely have to preside over the Senate in case there is a need for a tie breaking vote. The Black Caucus press release can be seen below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Wednesday, April 22, 2015 press event
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Black Caucus Hold Press Event Urging Loretta Lynch Confirmation
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 22nd, at 2:30 p.m. on the House East Front Steps, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, CBC members, and national civil rights organizations will hold a press event urging the Senate to immediately confirm Loretta Lynch’s nomination for U.S. Attorney General.
* CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01)
* House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
* Members of the Congressional Black Caucus
* Wade Henderson, President & CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
* Janaye Ingram, National Executive Director, National Action Network
* Pamela J. Meanes, President, National Bar Association
* Hilary Shelton, Director, NAACP, Washington Bureau
* Leslie Proll, Director, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Washington
WHAT: Members of the CBC, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and national civil rights leaders will urge for a Senate confirmation on Loretta Lynch.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: House East Front Steps — U.S. Capitol
PRE-SET: All cameras must be pre-set by 1:30 p.m. for a security sweep