Offering a position contrary to most of his party, Republican congressional candidate Dan Donovan expressed support for President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General of the United States. A vote on Lynch’s nomination has been blocked by Senate Republicans. Although only the Senate votes on such nominations, Donovan has a worthwhile perspective. He’s the Staten Island District Attorney and his jurisdiction of Richmond County falls within Lynch’s jurisdiction as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
I asked Donovan about the the Lynch nomination following an 11th Congressional District candidate debate in Bay Ridge. Here’s what he had to say.