Joe Biden: Loretta Lynch ‘As Qualified As Eric Holder’ For Attorney General

Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Loretta Lynch's father Lorenzo Lynch, second from left, and Loretta Lynch's husband Stephen Hargrove, second from right, administers the oath of office to Loretta Lynch as the 83rd Attorney General of the U.S., Monday, April 27, 2015, during a ceremony at the Justice Department …
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Vice President Joe Biden praised incoming Attorney General Loretta Lynch during a swearing in ceremony after she was approved by a Senate vote last week.

“This is a women who is incredibly qualified – just like Eric Holder, who I’ve known, and has been my close friend for years and years and years, I mean over 30 years,” Biden explained. “And he’s among, in my view, one of the finest Attorney Generals we have had.”

Biden praised Holder for standing up to political opponents in a time of “political hostility.”

“He has stood his ground on principle, he has never yielded and he has been right,” Biden said.

Biden suggests that Lynch would “exceed” the high standard set by Holder “because she’s cut from the exact same cloth.”

Biden also recognized the length of time waiting for Lynch’s confirmation vote in the Senate, waiting 166 days for a confirmation vote, praising her for showing “such grace and such humility” during the process.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s about time,” Biden said, as the audience applauded.


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