WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Hours before her second official swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, Loretta Lynch joined Twitter to become the first sitting U.S. attorney general to join the social media platform.
In her first tweet, Lynch said she was excited to join Twitter and "share updates." Her second tweet, about an hour later, said she would use a Bible belonging to abolitionist Frederick Douglass during the investiture ceremony.
"His life is an inspiration to me," she said on Twitter.
Hello, Twitter! Excited to join the conversation and share updates with you. Busy and exciting first weeks as AG - now I'm joining Twitter.— AG Loretta Lynch (@LorettaLynch) June 17, 2015
Honored to be using Frederick Douglass' Bible today. His life is an inspiration to me. https://t.co/CYxdVM5vJh— AG Loretta Lynch (@LorettaLynch) June 17, 2015
During the investiture ceremony, Lynch, who was sworn in as attorney general by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, became the first black woman to hold the office of the country's top law enforcement official.
Lynch, the nation's 83rd attorney general, was sworn in on April 27 by Vice President Joe Biden after Senate Republicans stalled her nomination for 167 days over abortion language in a human trafficking bill.
Lynch vowed to forge better relationships between the police and local communities and "to make safe the world of cyberspace, to end the scourge of modern day slavery, and to confront the very nature of our citizens' relationship with those of us entrusted to protect and to serve."
"These are indeed challenging issues," she said. "Even as our world has expanded in wonderful ways, the threats we face have evolved in measures commensurate. And every day, we seem to see an ever increasing disconnect between the communities we serve and the government we represent. We see all of those things."
President Obama lauded Lynch for already making a mark on the world by uncovering alleged bribery in the World Cup organization.