- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder took an indirect shot at congressional Republicans Wednesday over the delay in the confirmation vote of his would-be replacement, Loretta Lynch, asking where the “love” he’s currently feeling from the Hill has been for the past six years.

“There is no place I’d rather be in my closing days as attorney general than here with you all,” he said Wednesday at a Center for American Progress event on a one-year update of the White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

“Well, at least these should be my closing days,” he said. “Given the Senate’s scheduling and delays in considering Loretta Lynch’s nomination for a vote, it’s almost as if the Republicans in Congress have discovered a new fondness for me. I’m feeling love there that I haven’t felt for some time.”

“Where was all this affection over the last six years, you know?” he said.

Congressional Republicans have strongly criticized Mr. Holder’s tenure as President Obama’s attorney general. But a spat over anti-human trafficking legislation on the Hill this week has held up Ms. Lynch’s nomination for the time being — meaning Mr. Holder still holds his current position.

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