Obama’s pick for attorney general aims to smooth ties with Congress

File photo of Brooklyn federal prosecutor Lynch speaking during the Brennan Center's annual awards dinner in New York

By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Loretta Lynch, U.S. President Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general, on Wednesday sought to strike a conciliatory tone with Republican senators eager to use her confirmation hearing as an opportunity to air grievances about Obama’s policies including immigration reform. The approach marked a departure from her predecessor, Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of Obama’s closest allies. “I look forward to fostering a new and improved relationship with this Committee, the United States Senate, and the entire United States Congress,” Lynch said in opening remarks before a packed hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee that included Lynch’s family and members of her Harvard Delta Sigma Theta sorority wearing red jackets.

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