Civil rights activists: Vote now to confirm Lynch as AG

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NEW YORK (AP) — National civil rights activists are urging U.S. Senate leadership to immediately call for a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general.

The campaign was announced in New York on Saturday by the National Action Network, the NAACP, the National Urban League and other groups.

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The Rev. Al Sharpton said they’ll go daily to the Washington offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell until he calls a vote.

The Kentucky Republican has said sex trafficking legislation must be cleared before the confirmation vote can be held.

Lynch appears to have a narrow majority in her quest to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder and become the first black woman to hold the job.

The Greensboro, North Carolina native is currently the U.S. attorney for New York’s Eastern District.

 

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