Loretta Lynch, Brooklyn prosecutor and nominee to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, laughs during a Senate Judiciary Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Jan. 28, 2015.
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GOP staying quiet on Lynch confirmation?

After a 160-day waiting game, the U.S. Senate finally voted to confirm Loretta Lynch, 56-43, as the next U.S. attorney general. She’ll become first African-American female to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, replacing Eric Holder for the job.

The partisan standoff over an anti-human trafficking bill prompted the epic hold-up.