Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General; Wait Until You See Who Voted for Her

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Nearly 160 since her nomination to be the successor to Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch has been confirmed. The mantra that she would make history as the first black female Attorney General of the United States was used in the push for her confirmation. Professional racial grievance industry profiteer even staged a faux fast, vowing that he and those participating would only eat every other day until Lynch was confirmed.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Although Lynch has refused to state in unequivocal terms the limits to Barack Obama’s presidential power and stood by his unconstitutional amnesty granted via executive order, that did not stop Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, from Kentucky, from voting against her filibuster which cleared the way to her confirmation. Joining him in moving forward with Lynch’s confirmation were 19 other Republicans.

Soon after, the vote to confirm Lynch was taken. McConnell once again voted in Lynch’s favor, seemingly giving his blessing to a continuation of lawlessness by the Obama administration.

In 2012, as Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell vowed to crush the Tea Party. However, that did not stop two Tea Party groups from joining alliances with him. TheTeaParty.net, one of the groups targeted in the Obama IRS scandal, endorsed McConnell in his race against primary challenger Matt Bevin.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Niger Innis, chief strategist for TheTeaParty.net, said at the time, “With the new revelations that the IRS has been targeting Tea Party groups, we need Sen. McConnell more than ever. He was sounding the alarm about the government’s assault on our First Amendment rights years ago, even when it fell on deaf ears. We all owe Sen. McConnell a debt for his vision and courage.”

In addition to the public endorsement by TheTeaParty.net of McConnell, he also received campaign donations from the group’s PAC, the Tea Party Leadership Fund.

Joining McConnell in voting yes for the confirmation of Loretta Lynch were Senators Orrin Hatch from Utah, Lindsey Graham from South Carolina, Jeff Flake from Arizona , Thad Cochran from Mississippi, Susan Collins from Maine, Mark Kirk from Illinois, Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire, Ron Johnson from Wisconsin and Rob Portman from Ohio.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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