The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, the New York Times reports. The vote was 12-8. The nomination could go to the Senate floor next week.
Earlier, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) endorsed Lynch, now U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, in a letter to the committee, the Hill reports. “Throughout her career, Ms. Lynch has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to the rule of law and protection of the public,” said IACP President Richard Beary.