Obama’s newest AG pick cut from same cloth as his last AG pick

Obama’s newest AG pick cut from same cloth as his last AG pick

Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch stood before a Baptist church congregation and criticized a “morally lost” society where minorities were taking to the streets to protest injustice and police violence.

“There is a poverty of spirit afflicting America that is crippling it,” she said. “Los Angeles has been burning for a long time, but no one noticed it. New York City is burning right now. Chicago is burning. Atlanta is burning.”

“No one notices until the fire inside builds and strikes an outer match,” she added, “and the flames rise above the skyline.”

Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be U.S. attorney general, didn’t deliver those words after the recent unrest over the deaths of black men at the hands of white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, or New York. She was speaking in 1992 in South Carolina after Los Angeles was rocked by riots over the acquittal of policemen in the beating of another black man, Rodney King.

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