Senate Republicans delay vote on AG nominee Lynch, for some reason

Senate Republicans delay vote on AG nominee Lynch, for some reason

[Ed. – This is undignified.  Really.  They’re going to approve her; Mitchell doesn’t have the stomach for a fight, and most senators would think it’s not a fight worth having anyway.  Nothing is gained by prolonging the process.  It just makes them look more cynical and weak when they go ahead and approve her.]

Senate Republicans delayed a committee vote on the president’s nominee for attorney general Thursday, saying they had more questions for Loretta Lynch.

Democrats complained Lynch was being held to a double standard compared to other nominees and said her nomination should be voted on immediately.

“Clearly she’s been treated differently, and I guess that’s what I object to, because there are sensitivities,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said at a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

But committee Republicans disputed that and said a delay of a week or so is standard procedure when senators have additional questions for a nominee.

“I don’t see any reason for the fuss made here,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. “We’ve long had the procedural move that anybody can put somebody over to the next markup. There shouldn’t even be a fuss made.”

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