Four GOP Senators Set to Assist in Loretta Lynch AG Confirmation

<p>The four GOP horsemen riding with Obama and Lynch</p>

March 13th, 2015 • iizthatiiz

The confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General appears to be headed toward a deadlock.

 
Politico reports that indications are that fifty Republican’s will vote against Lynch’s confirmation, forty-six Democrats and Independents will vote in favor of Lynch along with four GOP Senators.  This head count leads to a 50-50 result by the full chamber, leaving Vice President Joe Biden to break the tie and allow Lynch to become the nations top law enforcer.

The confirmation showdown is set for next week. Senate Majority Leader McConnell hasn’t indicated how he will vote, though two members of his leadership team – Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas and Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, the fifth-ranking Republican – are confirmed “no” votes. (Politico)

It is highly unlikely that McConnell will separate himself from his senatorial lieutenants, but there are no public reports that the leadership is applying any pressure on the four GOP lawmakers who are lining up with Obama’s nominee.

The four GOP horsemen riding with Obama and Lynch
The four GOP horsemen riding with Obama and Lynch

 

 

According to Politico, Lynch’s GOP backers are Arizona’s Jeff Flake, Maine’s Susan Collins, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, and Utah’s Orrin Hatch.

 

With GOP leadership apparently unwilling to sway the four defectors from their ranks, the last remaining hope to prevent Lynch’s confirmation may fall upon the voters who placed these Senators into office.  Lindsey Graham may be particularly susceptible as he weighs a presidential bid.

The Senate confirmation vote for Lynch will take place next week!

Collins, Susan M. – (R – ME)
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2523
Contact: www.collins.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email

 

Flake, Jeff – (R – AZ)
368 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4521
Contact: www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

 

Graham, Lindsey – (R – SC)
290 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5972
Contact: http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.LandingPage

 

Hatch, Orrin G. – (R – UT)
104 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5251
Contact: www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=Email-Orrin

 

Other Republican senators who might be remaining on the fence are reportedly Lamar Alexander, Kelly Ayotte, Shelley Moore Capito, Bob Corker, Mark Kirk, and Rob Portman.
 

Alexander, Lamar – (R – TN)
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4944
Contact: www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

 

Ayotte, Kelly – (R – NH)
144 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3324
Contact: www.ayotte.senate.gov/?p=contact

 

Capito, Shelley Moore – (R – WV)
5 Russell Senate Courtyard Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6472
Contact: www.capito.senate.gov/content/contact-shelley

 

Corker, Bob – (R – TN)
425 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3344
Contact: www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailme

 

Kirk, Mark – (R – IL)
524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2854
Contact: www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=contact

 

Portman, Rob – (R – OH)
448 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3353
Contact: www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=contact…

 



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