Loretta Lynch Is Sworn in By Sonia Sotomayor As 83rd Attorney General

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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.

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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.


Contact the author at kara.brown@jezebel.com .

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