Lynch, as you may remember, has been characterized as “Eric Holder in a skirt.” She committed, under oath, to continue to push Holder’s unconstitutional anti-gun executive amnesty. She is in favor of a semi-auto ban, which should be of interest at a time when the Justice Department is using every means possible to ban semi-autos by executive fiat.
In addition, when asked about the central pillar of Barack Obama’s anti-gun push — the universal background check/gun registry — she claimed not to really know anything about it. Which leads to one of two conclusions: Either Lynch is a liar and a perjurer or she is far too ignorant to be Attorney General.
Lynch’s nomination is particularly pivotal because she is viewed as being groomed to be the fifth anti-gun vote on the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing either Anthony Kennedy or Antonin Scalia. Of course, if Lynch were to be confirmed to the court — riding on the wings of her AG confirmation — both Heller and McDonald would be overturned. The Second Amendment, as far as the courts are concerned, would be a nullity.
So what’s the status? Contrary to the press’s expectations, Lynch’s vote count in the Senate is still stuck at 50/50. Right now, there are almost ten Senators who are either on the fence, or are in favor of Lynch (when they should be opposing Lynch).
Here is that target list of Senators who could use extra prodding:
- Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
- Michael Bennet (D-CO)
- Mark Kirk (R-IL)
- Susan Collins (R-ME)
- Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
- Dean Heller (R-NV)
- Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
- Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
- Joe Manchin (D-WV)
If you get a chance to attend a Town Hall meeting with any Senator — but especially with those listed above — please urge them to oppose the Loretta Lynch nomination.
One last item: New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez has just been indicted by the Justice Department. You would think that would make it unethical for Menendez to vote on the confirmation of the woman who will decide how hard to press his prosecution. But let’s face it: Menendez is already on the block for political corruption. What’s a little more additional slime, if it would buy Menendez an acquittal?
The Senate should not even think about holding a vote on the Lynch nomination until Menendez agrees to recuse himself.
ACTION: Urge your Senators to oppose the Attorney General nomination of Loretta Lynch.
You can call your Senator at 202-224-3121. And please attend Town Hall meetings over the Spring Break if your Senators are sponsoring such a meeting in your area.