CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.

Bush appeared Thursday at the Concord City Republican Committee’s “Politics and Pies” event at the Concord Snowshoe Club. He is in New Hampshire for a series of events, including a summit that will bring together more than a dozen potential 2016 contenders.

Lynch was nominated by President Barack Obama in November, but Senate Republicans have delayed a confirmation vote.

Bush said presidents should have the right to pick their teams, adding that Lynch’s conformation would at least speed up the departure of current Attorney General Eric Holder.

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