Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley made the following statement on the White House’s intent to nominate U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General.

“I congratulate Ms. Lynch on her nomination.  Being selected to serve as our nation’s top law enforcement officer is both a tremendous honor and responsibility. As we move forward with the confirmation process, I have every confidence that Ms. Lynch will receive a very fair, but thorough, vetting by the Judiciary Committee.  U.S. Attorneys are rarely elevated directly to this position, so I look forward to learning more about her, how she will interact with Congress, and how she proposes to lead the department.  I’m hopeful that her tenure, if confirmed, will restore confidence in the Attorney General as a politically independent voice for the American people.”