Loretta Lynch has been nominated by the White House to replace the outgoing Eric Holder as a new attorney general ("Attorney general pick Loretta Lynch would be first black woman in post," Nov. 7).
The question now arises as to when the confirmation hearings should commence, and they should not be conducted during the present lame duck session of Congress. These confirmation hearings should start after the new Congress is inaugurated in January 2015
The senators who are leaving office have no moral right to cast a vote on such a critical issue as the confirmation of a new attorney general. One of the most important issues to explore would be Ms. Lynch's view of Islamic jihadists who continue to terrorize this country.