Ted Cruz skips vote as Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as attorney general

April 23, 2015 10:32 PM

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WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.

Sen. Ted Cruz, an outspoken critic of Lynch, wasn't there to see it, though. He skipped the vote, apparently to attend a fundraiser in Dallas.

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