Cruz No-Shows Lynch Confirmation Vote

After months of railing against the nomination of Loretta Lynch as the nation’s next attorney general, Ted Cruz didn’t even bother to show up to vote against her. Last week he said that his vote on Lynch was “unambiguously” and “unequivocally” no.

Regarding Lynch, the senator said to applause: “My vote on Loretta Lynch is going to be unambiguously no. Unequivocal.”

Cruz said that his decision stemmed from his questions to Lynch during her confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which he is a member.

President Barack Obama nominated Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder in November.

Her confirmation vote has been held up in the Senate amid a stalemate between Republicans and Democrats over a sex-trafficking bill.

And I’m sure it would have been, if he’d bothered to even show up to cast that vote. On Thursday at 1:37 pm, Lynch was confirmed by a 53-46 vote. The one missing vote? Cruz.

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Why would he miss a vote he had raged about for so long? Probably to make it to Texas in time for a fundraiser put on at the home of a rich benefactor. Gotta have your priorities right.

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  • colnago80

    There was a report the other day that Cruz has one of the worst attendance records of anybody in the Senate. This includes missing numerous committee hearings. He really doesn’t seem much interested in his job.

  • dingojack

    “He really doesn’t seem much interested in his job.”

    Which is why he’d make an excellent President. Just look how much good George W. Bush did for America during his two terms!

    Oh wait …

    😉 Dingo

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    YOUR WRONG!!! HE DID VOTE!!! FOR AMERICA!!!

  • Michael Heath

    Pleasant surprise: McConnell’s Aye

    Disappointing surprise: Murkowski’s Nay

  • Doc Bill

    Cruz’s job since he became a senator has been to run for president. Skipping a little vote to go to a fundraiser is Cruz simply doing his job! Like, duh!

  • The Other Lance

    Read somewhere that a Cruz aide said Cruz’s vote against cloture on the Lynch nomination was the “important” vote, so not showing up for the actual confirmation vote isn’t such a problem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523300770 stuartsmith

    He meant to say “an unequivocal no-show.” The liberal media just cut him off to make him look bad.

  • sugarfrosted

    @2

    “He really doesn’t seem much interested in his job.”

    Which is why he’d make an excellent President. Just look how much good George W. Bush did for America during his two terms!

    Oh wait …

    😉 Dingo

    Well maybe if we had a canidate more interested in actually doing his job, Darth Cheney wouldn’t have had so much power.

  • peterh

    “My vote on Loretta Lynch is going to be unambiguously . . . um . . . um . . . nonexistent.” Seems to sum up Cruz right there.

  • se habla espol

    But notice that Mike Lee, the other Ted Cruz, did vote nay.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Several Republicans voted “yes”? That’s the greatest act of treason since allowing the vote to take place at all. Don’t they understand that a Democratic president must never be allowed to run a functioning government?