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Obama: GOP Holding Lynch ‘Hostage’

President Obama called out Senate Republicans on Friday for delaying the vote to install attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch over a dispute about a human trafficking bill. “You don’t hold attorney general nominees hostage for other issues,” Obama told the Huffington Post. The vote to confirm Lynch has been delayed for 130 days. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the attorney general nominee won’t get voted in until Senate Democrats agree to pass the human trafficking bill. But Democrats have refused, citing concerns about language in the bill that could prevent federal funds from being used for abortions.