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Loretta Lynch's Delayed Vote Over Confirmation

Loretta Lynch, Brooklyn prosecutor and nominee to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks during a Senate Judiciary
Loretta Lynch, Brooklyn prosecutor and nominee to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Lynch said that if confirmed as the next U.S. attorney general she would focus on battling cybercrime and improving relations between police and the communities they serve. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The debate about confirming Loretta Lynch is suddenly getting partisan.

Democrats are now increasingly slamming Republicans’ handling of President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, accusing them of slow-walking the veteran federal prosecutor’s confirmation. Their newest evidence: the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision Thursday to postpone voting on Lynch until after next week’s recess — which means she won’t get a final floor vote until March, at least five weeks after her confirmation hearing.

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