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    Jeff Sessions: Oppose Loretta Lynch’s Nomination As Attorney General Over Executive Amnesty

    by Matthew Boyle
    28 Jan 2015
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    Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is imploring his colleagues to join him in opposition to Loretta Lynch’s nomination as Attorney General of the United States.

    Sessions issued a lengthy statement on Wednesday evening after Lynch testified all day Wednesday in which he details the problems he has with Lynch and with Obama’s executive amnesty. Lynch’s support for Obama’s executive amnesty is the linchpin of Sessions’ opposition to her, and Sessions will presumably be joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who before Lynch was nominated—and before the election—said that a “condition” of whoever is nominated to replace Eric Holder as the Attorney General must be opposition to Obama’s lawlessness, including executive amnesty.

    McConnell’s office will wait until the Senate Judiciary Committee officially wraps its two days of confirmation hearings with Lynch before weighing. But his pre-election promise to oppose Holder’s replacement over immigration seems ironclad.

    Sessions describes why the president’s executive amnesty is lawless.

    President Obama’s executive amnesty represents one of the most breathtaking exertions of executive power in the history of this country,” Sessions said. “After Congress rejected the President’s favored immigration legislation, the White House met with the interest groups who had crafted that bill and implemented the major provisions of the legislation that Congress had rejected through executive fiat.

    Sessions then notes that at the beginning of this nomination process, he made his expectations clear: Any Holder replacement must oppose Obama’s executive amnesty.

    The legal opinion attempting to justify this circumvention of Congress was issued by the Attorney General’s Office of Legal Counsel. At the outset of this nomination process, I said that no Senator should vote to confirm anyone for this position—the top law enforcement job in America—who supported the President’s unlawful actions. Congress must defend its constitutional role, which is clearly threatened. Unfortunately, when asked today whether she found the President’s actions to be “legal and constitutional,” Ms. Lynch said that she did. I therefore am unable to support her nomination.

    Sessions also hammered Lynch about her statement that she believes illegal aliens have a “right” to work in this country, just as much so as any American citizen. Lynch attempted to somewhat walk that back later in the day with the help of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Justice Department and a willing Politico reporter who reframed her new statement as somehow clarifying her previous comments.

    “My concerns are furthered by Ms. Lynch’s unambiguous declaration that ‘the right and the obligation to work is one that’s shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here. And certainly, if someone is here, regardless of status, I would prefer that they would be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace,’” Sessions said. “Such a notion of civil rights, as Civil Rights Commission Member Peter Kirsanow articulated, is ‘incoherent and ahistorical.’ Essential to civil rights is the equal and uniform application of the laws. When the President capriciously suspends those laws and provides benefits to people here unlawfully, he injures the rights of lawful workers—denying them the protections Congress passed to secure their jobs and wages.”

    Sessions concluded by citing law professor Jonathan Turley deriding Obama’s executive amnesty. Turley will be a part of the panel that testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about Lynch’s nomination, and as a liberal has delivered some of the sharpest criticisms of Obama’s executive amnesty.

    “We are at a dangerous moment,” Sessions said. “Professor Jonathan Turley described it as a ‘constitutional tipping point.’ For the Senate to approve this nomination would bring us another step closer to the point’s edge.”

    Sessions is a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and in addition to chairing the important immigration subcommittee, he served as the full panel’s ranking member during the first two years of the Obama administration.

    At this time, it appears Lynch will be confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee and sent to the full Senate after that.

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    At this time, it appears Lynch will be confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee and sent to the full Senate after that.
    How is that possible? Why would the Senate Judiciary Committee confirm the appointment? Why not reject the nomination in committee?

    “My concerns are furthered by Ms. Lynch’s unambiguous declaration that ‘the right and the obligation to work is one that’s shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here. And certainly, if someone is here, regardless of status, I would prefer that they would be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace,’” Sessions said. “Such a notion of civil rights, as Civil Rights Commission Member Peter Kirsanow articulated, is ‘incoherent and ahistorical.’ Essential to civil rights is the equal and uniform application of the laws. When the President capriciously suspends those laws and provides benefits to people here unlawfully, he injures the rights of lawful workers—denying them the protections Congress passed to secure their jobs and wages.”
    Jeff Sessions nails it again. He so totally and thoroughly understands this issue and its adverse consequences on US citizens.
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    Sessions Reiterates Opposition To Lynch: ‘Are We Through The Looking Glass?”’

    by Caroline May
    29 Jan 2015

    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) voiced outrage at attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch’s stance on executive amnesty and her answers to his questions about illegal immigrant workers during the second hearing on Lynch’s nomination Thursday.

    “I don’t see any need for Congress to confirm somebody to be the chief law enforcement officer of this nation who is at that table insisting that she intends to execute a policy that is contrary to law and to what Congress desires and what the American people desire. And says that someone here unlawfully is as much entitled to a job in this as somebody who is here lawfully. It is just beyond my comprehension,” Sessions said.

    Sessions announced Wednesday he would be voting against Lynch’s nomination, following the nominee’s testimony before the committee.

    The Alabama lawmaker took issue particularly with Lynch’s answers indicating that she believes President Obama’s executive amnesty to be “legal and constitutional” and that she said that “the right and the obligation to work is one that’s shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here.”

    “Are we through the looking glass?” Sessions said during Thursday’s hearing, “Can’t we see plain fact?”

    According to Sessions, the issue is no longer about politics, but rather the crucial balance of power in government.

    “So everybody wants to talk about the politics, ‘Well the president can do this, he’s shutting down Homeland Security,’ all these complaints but the real question is fundamental: What are we going to do to defend our Constitutional heritage and what will this Congress be able to say to subsequent Congresses if we acquiesce and in these kind of activities,” he said. “I think it has permanent ramifications for the relationships for the branches of government.”

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    “Are we through the looking glass?” Sessions said during Thursday’s hearing, “Can’t we see plain fact?”
    Plain fact is the public officials who take these positions and make these statements that Sessions finds "incomprehensible" are themselves incomprehensible because they're on the take, that's the only reason anyone would make the stupid incomprehensible statements they make or take the positions they do. They're on the take. Check their wallets and pocketbooks, you'll find the explanation for these "incomprehensible" positions and statements. It would be bad enough if they were just that stupid, but we know people who become lawyers, who attend Harvard, and graduate are not that stupid. They're just on the take, and we have an unending obligation to ferret out these rats, kick their butts out of government, and prosecute them.
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