Durham-raised Loretta Lynch nearing the end of time as U.S. Attorney General
Posted January 17
Durham-raised Loretta Lynch is nearing the end of her nearly two years in office as United States Attorney General.
Her father, Lorenzo Lynch, said he knew his daughter was going to do amazing things once she started lecturing him when she was just a little girl. He said she was usually right. But he said he's ready for her to move on.
"What is going through my head is she has one of the toughest jobs available," he said. "And to see it come to an end is a sigh of relief."
But his pride for his daughter, and her job, is evident from the many framed photos of her covering his living room. She was the first African-American female to serve in the position. Her father sees her biggest achievement as attorney general as battling an issue he believes has been a problem for a long time.
"She has made some dent in an the American age-old problem that is police brutality," he said.
He said it's unlikely his daughter will move back to Durham, where she was raised. But he said even he doesn't know what's next for her.
"I have no idea, except I heard whatever is ahead is not discussable while she's in the positive," he said. "Like most parents, I'm a little nosy. I did a little snooping."
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