Diary

Mitch McConnell Holds Up Loretta Lynch Nomination—for the Wrong Reason

Senate Majority Leader McConnell is holding up Loretta Lynch’s approval as Holder’s replacement until the Senate acts on a human trafficking bill, which the Dems are filibustering. They’re doing that because the Repubs inserted a ban on abortion funding into the bill.

 

“We have to finish the human trafficking bill,” McConnell said. “The Loretta Lynch nomination comes next.”—CNN

 

Is that the only reason you can think of Mr. McConnell? How about Lynch’s support for the illegal, unconstitutional, overreaching Obama amnesty of millions?

 

Your colleague, [mc_name name=’Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’S001141′ ] has no problem seeing the issue. Brietbart reports his stand on Lynch:

 

“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.”

 

Simple, straightforward words the Founders would be proud of. He also said:

“My concerns are furthered by Ms. Lynch’s unambiguous declaration that ‘the right and the obligation to work is one that’s shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here.”

 

There’s more:

“We are at a dangerous moment,” Sessions said. “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.”

 

Thus speaks a patriot, which Mr. McConnell apparently is not. Funny, though: before the election, he did talk like a patriot. On October 1, 2014, Breitbart quoted him this way on the issue:

“As attorney general, Eric Holder too often put political and ideological commitments ahead of the rule of law. That’s not something the American people expect in the nation’s highest law-enforcement official, and it’s something Mr. Holder’s replacement should commit to avoiding at all costs as a condition of his or her confirmation — whether it relates to the President’s acting unilaterally on immigration or anything else.”

 

Now McConnell is strangely squishy on these two issues. I’d be willing to bet almost every American would not be. Outside of the relatively small number of hard Leftists in America, once the issues were explained, all would agree with [mc_name name=’Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’S001141′ ], not [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ]. I should add that other senators feel the same way.

 

This makes Mr. McConnell—I am loathe to call him “Senator,” for he has violated his oath—not merely squishy or amnesiac, but a campaign liar and an enemy of America.