Here are your choices:
(b) a woman
(c) b and c
(d) none of the above
(Oh, wait: “None of the above” sounds too much like “other,” which has come to have its own special status as a protected class. Give me a moment to come with something as an alternative.)
Frustrated that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has not scheduled a floor vote for Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in quick succession played the race card and gender card. He even threw in a reference to Rosa Parks for good measure.
On the Senate floor Durbin said:
And so Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general, is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar. That is unfair. It’s unjust. It is beneath the decorum and dignity of the United States Senate. This woman deserves fairness.
Durbin had company. The National Journal reports that Black Caucus head G.K. Butterfield doubled down on the claim that the holdup on the Senate vote is because she is black saying, “I think race certainly can be considered as a major factor in the reason for this delay.”
Of course, neither Lynch’s race nor her sex has nothing to do with the pace of her confirmation process. A number of Republicans, like Jeff Sessions, are hesitant to conform Lynch because of her avowed support for executive amnesty.
McConnell’s reason for holding up the vote is admittedly political — he said on Sunday that he will continue delaying the vote until the Senate passes an anti-human trafficking bill, which Democrats are holding up over standard abortion language. Some seeking to vilify the majority leader might accuse him of gamesmanship, but that is far cry from his being racist or sexist.
But leftists like Durbin and Butterfield need to create news and controversy and division any way they can.
Cross-posted at DeneenBorelli.com