Rep. Sewell Congratulates Loretta Lynch on Her Historic Confirmation as U.S. Attorney General
The Congresswoman thanks Eric Holder for his leadership and courage to confront social injustice
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri Sewell issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as Attorney General:
“I am proud to congratulate Loretta Lynch on her confirmation as U.S. Attorney General. Her confirmation is a historic step for our nation and a testament to how far we have come. Ms. Lynch will undoubtedly lead the U.S. Justice Department with the same conviction for justice that she has shown as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and with the same dignity and grace she displayed throughout the confirmation process.
“I would also like to thank Eric Holder for his stalwart leadership as Attorney General. Mr. Holder broke new ground as the first African-American to lead the Justice Department, and he has shown tremendous courage confronting social injustice.”
Photo: Reps. Terri Sewell, Sheila Jackson Lee, Yvette Clarke, Marcia Fudge, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Corrine Brown, Barbara Lee, Frederica Wilson, Maxine Waters, and Brenda Lawrence following the confirmation vote of Loretta Lynch. They sat together on the Senate floor during the historic vote.