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Say Goodbye to Eric Holder, Republicans

Holding Loretta Lynch hostage is not the way to run Congress.
Confirm her already, senators.

Confirm her already, senators.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer

Now that they're back in Washington after a weeklong break, Senate Republicans should make their first order of business something they’ve been wanting to do for a long time anyway: saying goodbye to their least favorite member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, Attorney General Eric Holder.

The problem is that giving Holder a proper send-off requires confirming his replacement, Loretta Lynch. And approving Lynch means acknowledging that they cannot block Obama's executive actions on immigration.