Burr and Tillis Statement on Meeting with NC NAACP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) made the following statement on their meeting with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, North Carolina State Conference (NC NAACP) to discuss the nomination of Loretta Lynch to head the Department of Justice:

"Today, we had a thoughtful, thorough conversation with the NC NAACP, during which we discussed United States Attorney Loretta Lynch's nomination to be Attorney General. While we remain concerned with Ms. Lynch's stated desire to lead the Department of Justice in the same manner as Eric Holder and will not be supporting her nomination, we are grateful that the group came to Washington to talk about this issue and exchange ideas."