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February 26, 2015

Another Day, Another GOP Sellout

Executive amnesty supporting Loretta Lynch will get a floor vote to be Attorney General thanks to the GOP.

By a vote of 12 to 8, the committee approved the nomination of Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as the first African-American woman to take the reins of the Justice Department. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced in September that he would step down as soon as the Senate approved a new nominee.

Sens. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) voted with the committee’s nine Democrats to approve Lynch’s nomination. Several Republicans on the committee, including Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Sen. John Cornyn (Tex.), said they would oppose the nomination because of President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

I think Tom Tills (R-NC) didn't vote. Not sure if he was stuck in the snow or was simply ducking. Either way, she could and should have been defeated in committee.

Well, the GOP majority can simply refuse to bring her to the floor for a vote, right? Yes, McConnell could do that but he's already said he will bring her nomination to the floor.

So conservatives can filibuster her and force Democrats to find 60 votes, right? Nope. Reid eliminated that last year and even though he complained about how horrible it was, McConnell didn't put it back in place. Why, it's almost as if he didn't want conservatives to be able to cause him any headaches. Almost.

Clearly there are enough sellout Republicans willing to snuggle up to Obama to get her through.

Quick question, other than getting Keystone to Obama for a veto, what difference has the GOP majority in the Senate made so far?


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