HOUSTON, Texas — Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) demanded that Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch answer questions as to whether she approves of President Obama’s plans to issue executive amnesty to illegal immigrants in this country. The comments came in response to the nomination of U.S. Attorney Lynch by President Obama to be the next Attorney General of the United States.
“President Obama’s Attorney General nominee deserves fair and full consideration of the United States Senate,” the Senators wrote in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, “which is precisely why she should not be confirmed in the lame duck session of Congress by senators who just lost their seats and are no longer accountable to the voters.”
“The Attorney General is the President’s chief law enforcement officer,” they continued. “As such, the nominee must demonstrate full and complete commitment to the law. Loretta Lynch deserves the opportunity to demonstrate those qualities, beginning with a statement whether or not she believes the President’s executive amnesty plans are constitutional and legal.”
President Obama reiterated his threat to take executive action on illegal immigration after Congressional leaders met with him on Friday. The President responded to warning from Republicans about taking unilateral action by saying he has waited two years for congressional action on immigration and that his decision to take this action should not upend chances for cooperation on other matters before the nation according to the Washington Post.
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