President Barack Obama says his attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch has a fierce commitment to equal justice and a solid record as a tough, fair federal prosecutor.
It’s “pretty hard to be more qualified” for the job of attorney general than Lynch, said Obama.
The 55-year-old Lynch would be the first African-American woman to serve as attorney general. She is currently the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York.
“Ms. Lynch is a strong, independent prosecutor who has twice led one of the most important U.S. attorney’s offices in the country,” Obama press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.