The Senate confirmation process for Loretta Lynch to become the first Black female U.S. Attorney General was never going to be a cake walk, but then again, her nomination wasn’t expected to be shot down, either.
But this is a Republican-controlled Congress and many of these conservative lawmakers are vehemently opposed to anything President Barack Obama proposes. It’s what they do – even if it jeopardizes the quality of life for their own constituents.
So now, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has become the latest Republican to announce his opposition to Lynch’s nomination, saying Lynch would be a worse Attorney General than Eric Holder. And the list is starting to grow. A full Senate vote on Lynch’s nomination is expected next month.
“Unfortunately Mrs. Lynch, through the course of the entire hearing, refused to acknowledge a single limit on the President’s authority under the Constitution,” Cruz told reporters.
It’s just more smoke-and-mirrors from hateful Republicans who have positioned Holder in the GOP crosshairs from the moment he was sworn into office.
A number of Republican lawmakers have expressed their dissatisfaction with Lynch’s offerings during her recent confirmation hearing, particularly about whether she supports the President’s recent move to defer deportation for up to five million illegal immigrants. Lynch said Obama was legally on solid ground.
Sen. David Vitter, R-Louisiana, also announced that he would oppose Lynch, saying in a statement that Lynch “has established a clear anti-gun record” and that he “didn’t get any clear answers” from her on whether law enforcement resources should be used to “attack the Second Amendment and target legal gun industries.”
More than 20 House Republicans have already signed a letter that is being circulated by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) calling on Senate Republicans to block Lynch’s nomination.
Will The GOP Torpedo Loretta Lynch’s Nomination As Attorney General? was originally published on blackamericaweb.com