WASHINGTON –-(Ammoland.com)- U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement on the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to serve as U.S. Attorney General:
“Reviewing the President’s nominees for executive and judicial appointments is one of my most serious responsibilities as a United States Senator,” Sen. Moran said.
“President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, has failed to demonstrate in her testimony a willingness to exert independence from the White House when applying the laws of the land. On issues ranging from gun rights to immigration, this White House has habitually sought to ignore the law when it posed inconvenient limits on executive power. This troubling trend must come to an end.
“The Attorney General is America’s most senior law enforcement official, and Americans must be certain that the rule of law will be applied consistently and fairly by the Department of Justice. After careful consideration, I am unconvinced that Ms. Lynch met this standard and am unable to support her confirmation for Attorney General.”