Senate Democrats may have one last parting display of animosity for Barack Obama. Reports indicate they have no intention of trying to ram through his pick for Attorney General in the lame duck session.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has not yet made a decision on whether to move Lynch’s nomination in the lame-duck session, according to spokesman Adam Jentleson.
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Consequently, it should come as no surprise that Reid is in no hurry to do Obama any favors, now.
President Obama will have to get his nominee for attorney general past a Republican-controlled Senate, Democratic and Republican aides say.
A packed schedule after the election is almost certain to push the vetting process for Loretta Lynch into January, when Republicans are set to take power in the upper chamber.
“It seems likely [the Lynch vote] would be in the next Congress. It’s difficult to process an [attorney general] that quickly,” said a Democratic aide.