Washington, DC, April 23, 2015 — The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is welcoming the historic confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the first black woman to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General. But Senate Majority leaders are being criticized for needlessly delaying her confirmation for political reasons.

“With the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, another glass ceiling is broken and another outstanding candidate joins the most LGBTQ-friendly administration ever. But this vote was needlessly delayed for almost six months as the Senate Majority leaders engaged in political games—even refusing to take a vote until they satisfied their need to push an extreme anti-reproductive justice, anti-women’s rights agenda. They were playing politics with a highly qualified candidate for the post of Attorney General at a time when our nation is facing profound challenges in reforming our policing and justice systems in the aftermath of Ferguson. Our message to our new attorney general is keep pushing for freedom, justice and equality. Our message to the Senate Majority leadership is stop playing politics with qualified nominees and stop trying to push back progress,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.



Jorge Amaro
Media and Public Relations Director

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