After months of speculation and a few weeks of silence, President Obama is going to deliver a “stolen” legacy to Republicans by appointing a former U.S. Attorney to lead the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the appointment, which was announced Thursday, before the full Senate votes on it.
The decision will be made after the full Judiciary Committee vote.
If the Judiciary Committee votes for the nomination, it will go to the full House of Representatives.
“The president will make a final decision on this nomination before he leaves office,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement.
“This nomination was long in the making, but he was unable to secure the support of a majority of his fellow Democrats to make it happen.”
The announcement comes on the heels of a flurry of other nominees, including a former Obama appointee to lead U.K. border control, who resigned to become U.N. Ambassador, and a former Republican U.F.O. ambassador who is leaving to become the U.R.B. ambassador.
The administration also announced a nominee to lead a National Guard unit in Georgia, as well as an official for a U.M.E. program in Mississippi.
The committee will hold the first public hearing on its nomination of Loretta Lynch, the former attorney general who became the first African-American woman to serve as U. S. attorney in the nation’s highest court, in December.
She has already made the confirmation hearing public.
The president’s announcement comes as the Senate is debating his nominees for top jobs in the federal government, including Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.
Obama has not nominated anyone for top White House jobs, including the chief executive.