[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When Loretta Lynch became the first black woman to be nominated to become Attorney General, she made it very clear that the rule of law was meaningless to her. Even when asked directly, she refused to specify any limitations to the power of the Presidency. More specifically, she testified under oath that she would implement Barack Obama’s unconstitutional executive order on amnesty.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]In other words, Lynch would continue the practices of providing cover for Obama’s lawlessness just like outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder did. With this procedural vote clearing the way for Lynch’s confirmation, 19 Republicans joined with the Democrats in telling Lynch that her vow to break her oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, before it is even taken, is alright with them.
By a vote of 66 to 34, the Senate voted to avoid a filibuster of Lynch thereby clearing the way for her confirmation. Joining with the Democrats to clear this path for Lynch were the following Republicans. Roll Call gives the breakdown of those Republicans who voted against a filibuster, making it almost certain that Lynch will be confirmed.
- Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire
- Richard M. Burr of North Carolina
- Ron Johnson of Wisconsin
- Mark S. Kirk of Illinois
- Rob Portman of Ohio
- Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
- Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
- Thad Cochran of Mississippi
- Susan Collins of Maine
- Bob Corker of Tennessee
- John Cornyn of Texas
- Jeff Flake of Arizona
- Cory Gardner of Colorado
- Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
- Orrin Hatch of Utah
- Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
- Pat Roberts of Kansas
- Mike Rounds of South Dakota
- John Thune of South Dakota
- Thom Tillis of North Carolina
Lynch’s confirmation all but guarantees business as usual in D.C. Just as Eric Holder, who identified himself as an activist, basically served as Obama’s personal attorney, rather than the top attorney for the United States of America, Lynch will, based upon statements during her hearing, continue to do Obama’s bidding and look the other way regarding the constitutionality of his actions.