NC’s supporters of Loretta Lynch go to DC to lobby senators

Loretta Lynch

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina residents unhappy with announcements by their two U.S. senators that they’ll oppose the nomination of Greensboro native Loretta Lynch as attorney general are heading to Washington to try to get them to change their minds.

The state NAACP chapter said a women’s coalition along with state president the Rev. William Barber were slated to travel to Washington Tuesday for a news conference. The advocates also wanted to meet with Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis.

The two senators said late last month they wouldn’t support Lynch, the U.S. attorney for eastern New York. They both cited in part pending elections-law litigation by the Justice Department against the state that they believe will continue under Lynch if she’s confirmed.

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