Apr 23 2015
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, voted today against confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General. The U.S. Senate confirmed Lynch’s nomination 56-43.
“Loretta Lynch is a talented and accomplished lawyer with all the credentials and qualifications necessary to be Attorney General,” Lee said. “Unfortunately during her confirmation hearing she was not forthcoming on a number of essential issues, most importantly on the question of the extent of prosecutorial discretion and executive power. I am not persuaded that she would be any different than her predecessor in the job: recalcitrant with Congress, unwilling to answer questions, supportive of unlimited Executive power. I hope she proves me wrong.”