Twenty five former United States Attorneys have written a letter to Senator Grassley, chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and Patrick Leahy, the ranking member, supporting the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States.
In a strong showing of bipartisan support, the letter is signed by former U.S. Attorneys who have served in Republican administrations as well as Democratic administrations.
We firmly believe that Ms. Lynch will make an outstanding Attorney General. And, we are very pleased that the President has nominated a sitting U.S. Attorney to be Attorney General. Indeed, if confirmed, this would be the first time in almost two centuries that a U.S. Attorney would have been directly elevated to Attorney General.
As you might expect, we are proud of our service in the Justice Department and believe that serving as U.S. Attorney provides a strong background to be Attorney General. Both because of that and because of her own strong personal qualifications, we believe that Ms. Lynch has the experience, temperament, independence, integrity, and judgment to immediately assume this critically important position.