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GOP Should Not Confirm An Attorney General Worse Than Eric Holder

Sessions and Lynch

Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States, did her best not to tell the truth yesterday, but even then had a tough time in the first day of her confirmation hearing.

Lynch was put on the spot by three of the Senate Judiciary committee’s principled limited government constitutional conservatives; Senators Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz.

But it was Alabama’s Senator Jeff Sessions who asked the question that elicited the most truthful – and startling – response.

Sessions asked who had the right to work in the United States, and Ms. Lynch’s unambiguous declaration was that ‘the right and the obligation to work is one that’s shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here. And certainly, if someone is here, regardless of status, I would prefer that they would be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace.’”

Senator Sessions later issued a statement saying “Such a notion of civil rights, as Civil Rights Commission Member Peter Kirsanow articulated, is ‘incoherent and ahistorical.’ Essential to civil rights is the equal and uniform application of the laws. When the President capriciously suspends those laws and provides benefits to people here unlawfully, he injures the rights of lawful workers—denying them the protections Congress passed to secure their jobs and wages.”

We are at a dangerous moment. Professor Jonathan Turley described it as a ‘constitutional tipping point.’ For the Senate to approve this nomination would bring us another step closer to the point’s edge.”

At the conclusion of the hearing Senator Sessions said in his statement; “At the outset of this nomination process, I said that no Senator should vote to confirm anyone for this position—the top law enforcement job in America—who supported the President’s unlawful actions. Congress must defend its constitutional role, which is clearly threatened.”

Unfortunately, when asked today whether she found the President’s actions to be ‘legal and constitutional,’ Ms. Lynch said that she did. I therefore am unable to support her nomination.

Senator Sessions is right, “Essential to civil rights is the equal and uniform application of the laws.

And Attorney General Eric Holder’s greatest acts of hostility to the Constitution have been to turn the idea of “equal and uniform application of the laws” on its head and give, not just special treatment, but immunity to prosecution, to millions of illegal aliens.

Such a notion of “civil rights” is not just hostile to the Constitution; it dishonors the office of Attorney General and the very idea that the United States is a nation of laws, not men.

It is time that Republicans exercised the power of their new majority and stood for SOMETHING, and standing for the Constitution and the principle of the equal and uniform application of the law would be good places to start.

It takes but a simple majority to defeat Lynch’s nomination and Republicans hold 54 seats in the Senate. Republicans should reject the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. We urge you to call your Senators TODAY, the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, and demand that they vote NO on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States.

Please click here to see Ms. Lynch’s declaration that unlawful immigrants have a right to work in the United States; the President’s November 20th amnesty decree would confer 5 million unlawful immigrants with work authorization and myriad federal benefits. Previously, Attorney General Holder had declared amnesty a ‘civil right’.

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No Conformation

Here is a thought, Simply ask her if she is willing to produce all of the information Congress has requested ie. Fast/ Furious , IRS, Bengahzi . If not, she should not be confirmed. Period.