Press Release

Gillibrand Statement on Loretta Lynch Confirmation

Apr 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General:

“I am pleased to finally be able to congratulate Loretta Lynch on her confirmation as Attorney General of the United States. Loretta is strong and fearless, and she is an ideal choice to lead the Justice Department. Not only is she making history as the first African American woman to serve in this role, she is one of our country’s most accomplished and distinguished minds serving in law enforcement. During her career, Loretta has dealt with an impressive array of cases, on subjects ranging from civil rights to organized crime to terrorism; this experience will serve her exceptionally well in her new position.”