Live: Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch confirmation hearings
Watch as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. Lynch, whom President Obama nominated to replace outgoing Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., has drawn support from key Republicans and her confirmation seems likely. But the hearings offer an opportunity for the new Republican-controlled Senate to question Obama administration policies. (Editor's note: Streaming coverage of the hearings may intermittently be interrupted with coverage of other news events.)
“I pledge to you and the American people that the Constitution, the bedrock of our system of justice, will be my lodestar as I exercise the power and responsibility of that position,” she said in her opening statement.