Cruz Demands No Vote on Lynch AG Nomination

Ted Cruz, in an interview with Newsmax, is demanding that the Republican leadership in the Senate refuse to bring the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general to the floor for a vote. I’d just like to get this on the record here for future use:

Cruz told Newsmax host John Bachman, “We have the ability to defeat this nomination, and there are two ways to do so. Number one, if every Republican on the Judiciary Committee simply votes no, the nomination is dead.”

“Secondly,” he added, “even if the committee votes on her nomination, leadership has the authority simply not to report the nomination to the floor.”

“If leadership brings it to the floor, the Republican Senate will have put in place an attorney general who will continue the lawlessness and abuse of power of President Obama,” he said. “I think that would be a travesty, I think it would be an abdication of our responsibility, I certainly hope we don’t do that.”

Let’s keep this in mind when a Republican president is in the White House — please not Cruz himself — and the Democrats in the Senate try to delay or stop a vote on the nomination of a cabinet official. He’ll set a new land speed record for how long it takes to flip his position to “HOW DARE THEY NOT GIVE AN UP OR DOWN VOTE TO A NOMINEE? THEY MUST BE MUSLIM COMMUNISTS!”


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  • hoku

    I love the ju jitsu of Holder staying on till they replace him. Between this and the DHS, the Republicans are trying to master the Blazing Saddles strategy of taking a hostage you care about way more than the people you’re trying to extort.

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