Cruz: By Confirming Lynch, Republicans violating Constitution
Ted Cruz criticized his fellow Republicans for confirming Loretta Lynch, who has vowed to continue Obama's illegal and unconstitutional amnesty program:
"I wanted to see a new Attorney General who would be faithful to law, but her answers made that impossible. And I would note there is a difference. Eric Holder began disregarding the Constitution and laws after he was confirmed as Attorney General. Ms. Lynch has told the Senate that's what she's going to do. And that means each and every one of us bears responsibility... and I would note a particular onus falls on the new Republican majority. For several months, I've called on the Republican majority to block the confirmation of President Obama's executive and judicial nominees other than vital national security positions unless and until the President rescinds his lawless amnesty.... The Republican majority, if it so chose, could defeat this nomination, but the Republican majority has chosen to go forward and allow Loretta Lynch to be confirmed. I would note there are more than a few voters back home that are asking what exactly is the difference between a Democratic and Republican majority when the exact same individual gets confirmed as Attorney General, promising the exact same lawlessness, what's the difference?...
"In my view, the obligation of every Senator to defend the Constitution is front and center why we are here. We have a nominee who has told the United States Senate she is unwilling to impose any limits whatsoever on the authority of the President of the United States. In the next 20 months, we are sadly going to see more and more lawlessness, more recklessness, more abuse of power, more executive lawlessness. Now more than ever, we need an Attorney General with the integrity and faithfulness of law to stand up to the President."
He's 100% right, and the Republicans are willing co-conspirators in confirming someone they know will violate the Constitution. Even now, they could try to stop amnesty by refusing to confirm Obama's nominees, as Cruz noted. But they don't even want to try. I hadn't known, and I suspect no one knew, that Cruz had tried to persuade McConnell to hold up nominees. I'm glad that someone is trying to do something.
It's great that Ted Cruz is speaking out to expose the complicity of his fellow Republicans on this issue. If you know of any other candidate who has done the same, please speak out in the comments section.
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