Loretta Lynch's Nomination for AG Post Moves Forward

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to move the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's pick to be the next attorney general, NBC News reported. Three Republicans -- Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona -- joined with Democrats to vote in favor of Lynch's nomination. Some conservatives see a vote for Lynch as a vote in favor of Obama's executive actions on immigration. Lynch's nomination now heads to the full Senate for a vote, where she is expected to be confirmed. If confirmed, she would be the first African-American woman to hold the job. It's unclear when a final vote will occur.

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