McConnell suggests Senate will delay Lynch's AG vote until Dems pass anti-human trafficking bill

Published March 15, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that a final vote on appointing Loretta Lynch as attorney general will remain on hold until Democrats help pass an anti-human trafficking bill.

The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday that a final vote on Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder for the Cabinet post, would be scheduled this week. But that plan blew up Thursday when Senate Democrats objected to abortion language in the bipartisan bill to stop human sex trafficking...