Yesterday, the Senate made history by confirming Loretta Lynch to be U.S. Attorney General, marking the first time an African American woman has ever held the position. By any measure, Ms. Lynch is exceptionally qualified to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. She has repeatedly demonstrated that she is dedicated to public service and the rule of law, and that she has the legal expertise and sound judgment to serve the nation in this critically important role. 

The confirmation of this extraordinary individual is long overdue. Now that the unseemly and unnecessary delays have come to an end, Ms. Lynch can finally begin to address the many important issues that await her at the Department of Justice. The National Women’s Law Center is confident that she will serve as a role model and inspiration for women and girls around the country.

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