When the U.S. Senate returns to work on April 13, Congressman G.K. Butterfield hopes the first order of business will be voting on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.
Lynch has now waited longer than the last seven U.S. Attorneys General combined to have a floor vote in the U.S. Senate on her nomination.
Butterfield says he is disappointed Senators Burr and Tillis have allowed right-wing politics to influence their opinion of Lynch, a North Carolina native. He is pushing Senators for a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination.
If Lynch does win confirmation later this month, she would become the first African American woman to serve as United States Attorney General.
Butterfield recently discussed Lynch and the politics behind delaying her nomination on News and Views with Chris Fitzsimon. Click below for an excerpt of that radio interview: