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Vince Warren: Loretta Lynch Confirmation Delay Puts Lives ‘At Risk’


Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vince Warren argued that “there are black lives and white lives that are at risk right now, that are getting slowed up” because Loretta Lynch’s confirmation is being delayed on Saturday’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” on MSNBC.

“We now have eminently qualified people of color that are necessary to lead our country through the justice path that we actually have right now. And these are getting blocked by political and partisan pieces, no question about it. But, also it reminds me of Loretta Lynch’s story. You remember that she was in high school [in] North Carolina. She was the valedictorian, and as the valedictorian scored higher than anybody, — through these bureaucratic means, she was not allowed to shine as the valedictorian, and they had two other white students that had to be valedictorian with her because the world wasn’t ready for a strong, smart, qualified black girl to lead. We have a situation now where the Congress is saying exactly the same thing, that they’re essentially inhibiting the leaders that we need to move us through this, through these bureaucratic means. And I frankly don’t care whether the Republicans are playing tit-for-tat with the president, or whether this is about the immigration bill, there are black lives and white lives that are at risk right now, that are getting slowed up because they’re not moving this forward, and we have to change that” he stated.

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