Concord, N.H. – Last night in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush urged Republican Senators like Kelly Ayotte to finally confirm Loretta Lynch, explaining, "I think that presidents have the right to pick their team."
Washington Post: "Bush urges GOP senators to move ahead with Loretta Lynch nomination"
CONCORD, N.H. -- Presumed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush urged Republicans to move ahead with confirming Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, but stopped short of actually endorsing her nomination.
"The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays," he said in response to a question during a nearly 60-minute exchange with Republicans here Thursday night.
Lynch's nomination has been held up for months amid GOP opposition to her decision to support President Obama's decision to use executive authority to tweak the nation's immigration policy. In more recent weeks, Senate Republicans have held her up in limbo as they try to force passage of an anti-human trafficking bill that includes some language setting restrictions on abortion funding.
Bush, the son and brother of two former presidents who had their share of controversial nominees, added later that presidents should have the right to nominate whom they want so long as they're qualified.
"I think that presidents have the right to pick their team," he said...
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