The battle on Capitol Hill over when nominations for President Obama’s pick to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder will begin is still brewing, but lawmakers are already getting their questions for the new nominee ready to go with President Obama’s political agenda leading the way.
Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee both sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Loretta Lynch will face tough questions about why she’s fit to be the nation’s top law enforcement officer. As President Obama continues to threaten executive action on illegal immigration, Cruz and Lee want answers about how Lynch views the unilateral granting of amnesty.
“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,” Cruz and Lee said in a joint statement late last week.