Sen. Blumenthal Addresses Human Trafficking on Senate Floor

Washington, D.C.  Senior United States Senator Richard Blumenthal urged the Senate floor this week to elect Loretta Elizabeth Lynch, current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as the next U.S. Attorney General.

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As the Co-Chair of the Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking, Senator Blumenthal strongly believes that Mrs. Lynch is America’s best chance to combat human trafficking throughout this country, as well as the world.

The Senator said, “Loretta Lynch has a stellar record… The United States Senate is perfectly capable of filling this crucial position, the top law enforcement job in the nation, even as it debates anti-trafficking legislation.”

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) spoke on the Senate floor urging his Senate colleagues to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. Attorney General and to put a stop to the unnecessary, partisan politics that are preventing our nation’s top law enforcement official from taking office, saying:

If my colleagues really want to end sex exploitation and human trafficking, they should confirm the chief law enforcement official who is responsible for fighting it. They should confirm the nominee who has . . . shown her determination to fight [human trafficking] and to use all of the laws and potentially this new law in the war against human trafficking,” said Blumenthal. “The United States Senate is perfectly capable of filling this crucial position, the top law enforcement job in the nation, even as it debates anti-trafficking legislation.

Watch Sen. Blumenthal’s full remarks as delivered here: http://youtu.be/7jXiu27uNdA

Alana Galloway
Alana Galloway is a freshman at the University of Michigan with a passion for journalism and photography. She was first recognized and published nationally at the age of 15, after writing an editorial that raised awareness about teen suicide and bullying. Since then, she has used her writing to tackle challenging social issues such as human trafficking and prison reform through several publications, including the Stewardship Report and the Huffington Post.

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