Congressional Black Caucus Criticizes Senator Rand Paul For His Intent to Block Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) today issued a direct rebuke to Senator Rand Paul for his unfounded objection to the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States.

Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus said, “Senator Paul is using the issue of civil forfeitures to block a well-qualified federal prosecutor from heading the Department of Justice. Senator Paul also has the audacity to suggest that Loretta Lynch should have more concern for people living in poverty.

“The Congressional Black Caucus recognizes Senator Paul’s unfounded argument as nothing but an excuse to keep an African American legal scholar from holding this high position, and we directly call on him and Republicans to allow the nomination of Loretta Lynch to proceed to an up or down vote in the Senate.”