Republicans Put Loretta Lynch Nomination 'In the Back of the Bus,' Top Senate Democrat Says

Loretta Lynch's nomination is caught in a battle over a human trafficking bill.

“Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general, is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar,” Durbin, of Illinois, said on the Senate floor this morning. “That is unfair. It is unjust. It is beneath the decorum and dignity of the United States Senate. This woman deserves fairness.”

A Republican Senate aide called Durbin’s statement “irresponsible.”

“I can’t decide which is more shameless: Sen. Durbin filibustering a sex trafficking bill he cosponsors at the behest of the abortion lobby, or him injecting race into the debate to distract from it,” another Senate Republican aide said.