On Wednesday Lortetta Lynch was sworn in as 83rd Attorney General of the United States. She is the first black woman to hold the position.
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With the president, her husband and parents by her side, Lynch was installed by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Lynch was finally confirmed on April 23rd following a nearly five month delay of Republicans fiddling their thumbs.
Our new Attorney General was sworn in using a Bible belonging to Frederick Douglass.
So, just to recap: We have a Latina Supreme Court Justice swearing in the first black female attorney general with a black abolitionist’s bible.
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