Loretta Lynch is the new U.S. attorney general.
Lynch was sworn in today by Vice President Joe Biden who said the daughter of the Baptist minister, who preached during the sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C., will now be "leading the march to a more perfect union."
Lynch is the first black woman to be sworn in as attorney general. Her nomination was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, five months after President Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder. As Scott noted:
"The nomination has been embroiled in a partisan fight between the Obama administration and Republican lawmakers opposed to the president's executive actions to limit deportations for millions of illegal immigrants. Republicans were angered by Lynch's support of the president's stance on the controversial issue."
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