Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, told reporters Tuesday that the President's nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, will not be confirmed before the end of the lame duck session of Congress.
"My personal feeling is, that the White House through intermediaries with me have said, don't be pushing that. We can do it after the first of the year," Reid said.
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Lynch has been confirmed by the Senate twice before: once, in 2000, as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York at the end of then-President Clinton's second term, and again in 2010 for the same job under Mr. Obama.