Thursday, January 29, 2015
"...no senator should vote to confirm anyone for this position — the top law enforcement job in America — who supported the president’s unlawful actions,”
Testimony in the confirmation hearings of Loretta E. Lynch wrapped up Thursday with members of both parties praising her performance and with her winning her first declared Republican supporter, Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah.
“The Justice Department is in dire need of new leadership,” Mr. Hatch, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement Thursday. “For too long its decisions have been politicized and its leaders have facilitated executive abuses by this president rather than upholding the rule of law.”
He noted that Ms. Lynch, in her meetings with senators and in her committee appearance on Wednesday, “has demonstrated her qualifications and made specific commitments to work with Congress.”
At the same time, Senator Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican who is expected to oppose Ms. Lynch, said Thursday he would do so. He said that her view that the legal rationale behind President Obama’s executive order on immigration was sound had disqualified her.
“At the outset of this nomination process, I said that no senator should vote to confirm anyone for this position — the top law enforcement job in America — who supported the president’s unlawful actions,” he said in a statement. “Congress must defend its constitutional role, which is clearly threatened.”
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