GOP Set to Confirm Loretta Lynch
One wonders if Republicans will accomplish anything in the next two years. The celebration that followed November’s midterm elections was short-lived, and things have gotten only worse since. On every issue important to conservative voters, this party has utterly failed. Either they are incompetent or they are spineless. Either way, it spells bad news for the enormous swath of the population that believes we are headed in the wrong direction.
The latest travesty is the confirmation of Obama’s attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. The numbers are close as of today – Lynch looks as though she will just squeak through with the help of Vice President Joe Biden – but that makes it all the more infuriating. Republicans are playing another game on the Senate floor. Find out just how many of them have to go along with the Democrats to give them what they want, and let the rest of them please their constituents. This isn’t fighting for the American people. This is putting up a show of opposition in the belief that voters are as dumb as they think they are.
While Lynch would undoubtedly be a step up from her predecessor Eric Holder, her support for the legal basis of President Obama’s executive action should disqualify her out of hand. Simply put, any attorney general who believes that the president has the authority to usurp congressional power from the White House has no business at the head of the Justice Department. Lynch made it clear during her confirmation hearings that she believed the president’s actions were “legal and constitutional.”
Of course she doesn’t. Not really. She has a long and decorated history as a lawyer. She knows what Obama did was unconstitutional and against the law. But she’s willing to put that aside, doubtlessly a condition of her nomination in the first place.
So it doesn’t really matter what Lynch believes in her heart. All that matters is what she says. And based on that, she is going to be another rubber stamp for this president’s last, lawless two years in office.
Worse, Republicans are going to put her there. They may frown and grumble about it, but they’re going to do it.
In the future, the record will reflect that the president’s immigration reform was greeted with bipartisan support. And that’s exactly how it should be, because merely yapping about something means less than nothing.