Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Loretta Lynch Confirmation Hearings

...Senator Ted Cruz (R – Tex) ...had plenty of questions, many related to the performance of the current Attorney General and how her approach might differ, if at all.

With regard to the limits of executive power, Sen. Cruz asked, “Let me ask about your understanding of prosecutorial discretion. Would it allow a subsequent president… to state that there are other laws that the administration will not enforce – labor laws, environmental laws – would it allow a president to say every existing federal labor law shall heretofore not apply to the state of Texas because I am using my prosecutorial discretion to refuse to enforce those laws? In your judgment, would that be constitutional?”

Nominee Lynch responded, “Again, I would have to know what legal basis was being proposed for that.”

Sen. Cruz continued, “I find it remarkable that you are unable to answer that question. I can answer it straightforward. It would be patently unconstitutional for any subsequent president to refuse to enforce the tax laws, or the labor laws, or the immigration laws for the very same reason that President Obama’s actions refusing to enforce immigration laws are unconstitutional. And it is discouraging that a nominee who hopes to serve as attorney general will not give a straightforward answer to that question.”

Lee questions Loretta Lynch on Prosecutorial Discretion, Operation Chokepoint, and Asset Forfeiture

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch: ‘Tough On Crime’ Means Tough On Blacks - Daily Caller
Mark Levin: Loretta Lynch completely disqualified herself today - The Right Scoop

Mark Levin opened his show on the Loretta Lynch nomination hearing... saying that she completely disqualified herself based on her answers to several questions, but especially one where she claimed illegals have as much right to work here as American citizens.