I’m not going to pretend that people will not be, ah, jaundiced about McConnell following through on this.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday said he plans to hold up attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch’s confirmation until the Senate passes a now-controversial human trafficking bill.
Democrats are now holding up the trafficking bill, which glided through the judiciary committee, after they noticed an abortion provision embedded in the bill that would prevent victims of human trafficking from using restitution funds to pay for an abortion.
…but we’re about due to be tossed a bone. And yes, I know: people want the Loretta Lynch nomination scuppered on general principles. :shrug: I can’t make that happen for folks, sorry.