Exclusive-Mike Lee: No Attorney General Who Supports Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty

Exclusive-Mike Lee: No Attorney General Who Supports Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty

Any nominee to replace Attorney General Eric Holder must oppose the president’s planned executive amnesty, or risk not being confirmed into the position, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said in a written statement exclusive to Breitbart News.

“By announcing his plans to move forward on executive amnesty, the president is signaling to the country that the laws don’t matter and the voices of the American people don’t matter.  But I hope that those things do matter to our next chief law enforcement officer,” Lee said. “The American people deserve an Attorney General who is committed to our Constitution and will faithfully follow and enforce the law. I don’t see how someone who shares those values could also support executive amnesty that ignores our laws and the democratic process the President must use if he wants to change them. This issue will be one of the leading factors in determining my support for the nominee, so I hope he or she is prepared to answer questions on this topic.”

Lee’s decision to back this play comes in the wake of last week Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) saying that no senator should support the president’s nominee to succeed Holder if that nominee doesn’t explicitly and publicly oppose the president’s planned executive amnesty.

In the wake of Sessions’ call for a line in the sand, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell similarly backed the play.

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