- The Washington Times - Friday, April 17, 2015

President Obama blasted Senate Republicans Friday for delaying a vote on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, calling it a “crazy situation” and “embarrassing.”

“It’s gone too far,” Mr. Obama said at a press conference at the White House. “What are we doing here? Enough. Enough. Call Loretta Lynch for a vote. This is embarrassing, a process like this.”

Ms. Lynch’s nomination has languished since January as Mr. Obama’s choice to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric H. Holder. The president showed his frustration, saying recent outbreaks of bipartisan “common sense” in the Senate have not extended to the Lynch nomination.

“We still have is this crazy situation where a woman who everybody agrees is qualified… has been now sitting there longer than the previous seven attorneys general combined,” Mr. Obama said.

“There’s no reason for it … beyond political gamesmanship in the Senate. There are times where the dysfunction in the Senate just goes too far.”

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