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Editorial blasts Burr, Tillis for “ridiculous” obstruction of AG nominee Lynch

#ConfirmLoretta2The Charlotte Observer is the latest large media outlet to speak out against the absurd and offensive blockade Attorney General nominee and North Carolina native Loretta Lynch by GOP senators.

The Observer rightfully terms the blockade — which is even opposed by notorious left-wingers like Orrin Hatch, Lindsay Graham and Rudolph Giuliani — a “ridiculous” exercise in toxic politics and political hostage taking.

As this morning’s editorial notes:

“Critics say she’s too much like Holder and the man who’s trying to hire her, Barack Obama, on major issues such as voting rights and immigration. It’s a ridiculous objection. What boss picks an employee to fight his or her goals?

What’s really holding her up is the kind of hyper-partisan D.C. food fight that’s destroying our country.”

Meanwhile, Burr and Tillis are their usual helpful selves:

“Lynch can’t even turn to her two home-state senators for help. A delegation of her N.C. supporters came away disappointed Tuesday after meetings with Richard Burr and Thom Tillis.

Burr has said he can’t support her because she seems too friendly to federal lawsuits like the one pending against North Carolina’s tough new voting requirements. Too much like Holder, Tillis has said, adding that he’d be shocked if her views on key issues differed from the president’s.”

Happily, the saving grace in all this is that Holder remains on the job. As Talking Points Memo reported yesterday:

2 Comments


  1. Rob Schofield

    March 19, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Meanwhile, the Greensboro News & Record weighed in with a similar op-ed entitled “Confirm Lynch now” – http://www.news-record.com/opinion/n_and_r_editorials/confirm-lynch-now/article_ba2169f4-cdb7-11e4-832c-132fdfe576b8.html

    And the N&O’s Barry Saunders explains why “No Obama nominee could win favor of Tillis and Burr” – http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/barry-saunders/article15300320.html#emlnl=Politics_&_Government_News

  2. Alan

    March 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    She’s black and female, so that obviously disqualifies her for the current GOP. I recall it was Mississippi that was the crazy, backward southern state… not so much now.

    I await the righteous indignation of our interns & resident trolls, proclaiming there’s no racism at all in the Republican Party.

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