Skip to content

Sens. Cruz and Lee: AG Nominee Should Say Whether She Approves of Executive Amnesty

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today Sens. Ted Cruz, R-TX, and Mike Lee, R-UT, released the following statement after President Obama nominated U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder:
“President Obama’s Attorney General nominee deserves fair and full consideration of the United States Senate, which is precisely why she should not be confirmed in the lame duck session of Congress by senators who just lost their seats and are no longer accountable to the voters. The Attorney General is the President's chief law enforcement officer. As such, the nominee must demonstrate full and complete commitment to the law. Loretta Lynch deserves the opportunity to demonstrate those qualities, beginning with a statement whether or not she believes the President’s executive amnesty plans are constitutional and legal.”