UPDATE: Ten RINOS voted to nominate Lynch according to Life News:
The Senate, by a 56-43 vote, confirmed Loretta Lynch to become the 83rd attorney general and first African-American woman to the position.
Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) joined Senate Democrats in approving her nomination.
It’s breaking now that Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the new Attorney General by a vote of 56-43:
THE HILL – The Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch’s long-delayed nomination Thursday, giving the country its first female African American attorney general.
Senators voted 56-43 to confirm Lynch, more than 160 days after she was nominated by President Obama.
Lynch’s vote was one of the closest recent votes for the nation’s top law enforcement post, and the first time senators have included a cloture vote on an attorney general nominee.
Senators were first expected to vote on Lynch’s nomination in mid-March, but it was thrown into limbo as senators got bogged down in a fight over abortion restrictions in an unrelated bill to curb human trafficking.
Senators passed that legislation Wednesday, paving the way for Lynch’s nomination to come up for a vote.
The vote for the nomination isn’t online yet, but the cloture motion that led to this vote, the one Ted Cruz urged his colleagues to vote ‘no’ for, is below: