Eight Reps. Ask Senate to Reject Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

AP Photo/Susan Walsh
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Washington, DC

Eight Congressmen are urging their colleagues in the Senate to reject Loretta Lynch’s nomination as Attorney General.

Brian Babin, Jeff Duncan, Trent Franks, Vicky Hartzler, Jody Hice, Barry Loudermilk, Gary Palmer and John Ratcliffe write in a National Review article that the Senate has the power and obligation to reject nominees who may be unfit to serve.

“We believe that Loretta Lynch, who has been nominated by the president to serve as the nation’s next attorney general, falls in the unfit category,” they write.

They said as Congressmen they are required to work with the attorney general, and they think Lynch’s response to questions posed to her at the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing indicate that she has no plans to differentiate herself from the policies and actions of Attorney General Eric Holder, who they argue has “done considerable harm to the administration of justice.”

We expect the nation’s top law-enforcement officer to be committed to the rule of law, not to a political party or an administration. We cannot be certain that Ms. Lynch has such a commitment.”