President Obama’s nominee for attorney general Loretta Lynch is likely to receive a vote in the coming days, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) predicts.
“I think this is going to be resolved in the early part of this week,” Corker said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday.
Republican leadership has said it would not bring up the Lynch nomination until the Senate completes work on a human trafficking bill that has been stalled due to Democratic opposition to an abortion provision.
“This logjam that you are talking about over this nominee likely will be worked out in the beginning part of this week once the human trafficking piece is worked out with it,” Corker noted.
There were signs of possible moves toward compromise on the trafficking bill late last week.
“My sense is, over the next 48 to 72 hours, that is going to be resolved, and we will move on to this Iran issue,” Corker added Sunday.
Lynch is expected to be confirmed on a tight vote. Last month Corker joined many of his Republican colleagues in announcing he would oppose her.
At a Friday press conference Obama called the Lynch delay an example of Senate “dysfunction” going “too far.”
“Enough. Enough. Call Loretta Lynch for a vote, get her confirmed, put her in place, let her do her job. This is embarrassing,” he said.