GOP Lawmaker: AG Lynch Should ‘Resign Immediately’ for Proposing ‘Love’ as a Top Weapon Against Terror

Attorney General Loretta Lynch (R) and FBI agent Ronald Hopper visit the Pulse nightclub c
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A Republican lawmaker is calling for Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s immediate resignation after the nation’s top prosecutor proposed “love” as the best weapon to combat terrorism.

“US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said during a press conference yesterday that our most effective weapon against terrorism is ‘love,’” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) wrote on Facebook Wednesday morning. ‘All you need is love’ may be a great Beatles song, but it’s a terrible foreign policy.”

“She further proves that this Administration has no idea what it takes to fight Islamic terrorism” he continued. “She should resign immediately.”

The South Carolina lawmaker also took to Twitter to direct his message to Lynch, writing “.@Lorettalynch, resign immediately” and doubling down with, “Seriously @LorettaLynch, resign immediately.”

Lynch proposed the “love” solution during a visit to Orlando, the site of the June 12 Islamic terrorist attack on a gay night club, on Tuesday. There the attorney general told reporters and the LGBT community that the best response to terrorism is compassion, unity, and love.

“Our common humanity transcends our differences, and our most effective response to terror is compassion, it’s unity and it’s love,” she said. “We stand with you today because we grieve together, and long after the cameras are gone will continue to stand with you as we grow together in commitment and solidarity and in equality.”

Earlier this month an Islamic terrorist killed 49 people and wounded dozens more in an attack on a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, in the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since September references to Islam and ISIS in the. The call for Lynch to resign comes as the Justice Department faces criticism for releasing redacted transcripts of 9-1-1 call the terrorist made during the attack. The redactions omitted references to Islam and ISIS.


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