Feb 26 2015

Graham on Loretta Lynch's Nomination

Contact: Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417 or Lorcan Connick (202) 224-5972

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today issued the following statement on why he supported U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch at today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

“It's time to turn the page on Eric Holder's tenure as Attorney General,” said Graham. “We need a fresh start in the position, and this is an opportunity for our nation to move forward.

“Ms. Lynch is well-qualified and comes recommended by those who have dealt with her on both sides of the aisle. During her service as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, she dealt with high profile terrorism cases and I believe she understands the national security threats we face.”