Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate Majority Whip, says he will oppose Obama’s attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch due to her support for executive amnesty.
“I will oppose that nomination,” Cornyn said Wednesday on a conference call with Texas reporters, according to the Dallas Morning News.
According to Cornyn, although she has a good resume, Lynch’s expression of support for President Obama’s executive amnesty during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee is disqualifying.
“While she has an impressive record as a United States attorney, as you know she will become the chief advocate for the president’s policies as attorney general,” Cornyn said. “And her testimony, expressing support for the president’s unconstitutional executive action and her support for a number of the president’s other policies, make it impossible for me to vote for her nomination.”
While Cornyn is opposing Lynch, he said he is not on board with the strategy advocated by fellow Texan Sen. Ted Cruz: to block Lynch’s nomination as a way combat executive amnesty.
“I don’t think they should be coupled together, no,” he said.
Lynch would replace current Attorney General Eric Holder.