Rudy Giuliani Tells His Party To Stop Blocking Loretta Lynch’s Nomination – HuffPost

WASHINGTON — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said Friday that Loretta Lynch is an “extraordinary” nominee for U.S. attorney general, and called on Senate Republicans to stop holding up her confirmation vote.

In a call with reporters, Giuliani said he is a “very dedicated Republican” and doesn’t always agree with President Barack Obama. But he does think that a president should be able to get his or her appointees confirmed by the Senate.

“The confirmation process has been really tremendously distorted. … It’s become Republicans torture Democrats, Democrats torture Republicans. Who started it, God knows,” he said. “But as a Republican and looking at the Constitution, I find Loretta Lynch not only to be an acceptable appointment, but I find her to be an extraordinary appointment.” (Source: Read more)

Press Call Tuesday at 10:00 AM: African-American Leaders Call for Senate Vote on Loretta Lynch Nomination

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For Release:  Immediate

 
 

Date: March 16, 2015

 

Contact: Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury             

             Office: (202) 225.3101               


Press Call Tuesday at 10:00 AM: African-American Leaders Call for Senate Vote on Loretta Lynch Nomination

WASHINGTON, DC – At 10:00 AM Tuesday (tomorrow), African-American leaders will host a press call to urge the Senate to move ahead with the long overdue confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch’s nomination for Attorney General.

Despite being indisputably qualified and already twice-confirmed unanimously for U.S. Attorney by the Senate, Loretta Lynch has had to wait longer for a confirmation vote than any nominee for Attorney General in 30 years.  Lynch, who would be the first African-American female Attorney General, is now subject to another absurd attempt to block and delay her nomination that has nothing to do with her qualifications or character. Given the many racial justice issues facing our nation, the country desperately needs a seamless transition and a continued steady hand at the Justice Department. On the call, leaders will push for an immediate vote in favor of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation for Attorney General. 

RSVP requested to Simpson@civilrights.org.

WHO:

· Congressman G. K. Butterfield of North Carolina, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus

· Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio

· Dr. Paulette C. Walker, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

· Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

· Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

WHAT: Press call: African-American leaders call for a Senate vote on the Loretta Lynch nomination for Attorney General.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17th at 10:00 AM EST

CALL-IN INFO: RSVP requested to: Simpson@civilrights.org. Dial (866) 952-1906 and use verbal passcode “Vote” to join.

http://Butterfield.House.Gov

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Tillis voted to oppose NC native Loretta Lynch nomination for U.S. Attorney General – News & Observer

Update: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday morning to advance the nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General, minus the support of fellow North Carolinian Sen. Thom Tillis.

The 12 to 8 vote sends her confirmation to the full Senate. All of the votes against her came from Republicans.

Thursday morning, Tillis announced he was willing to work with her if she is confirmed, but that he would vote against her Thursday.

In a statement announcing his intentions, Tillis said: “I have immense respect for Loretta Lynch both personally and professionally. However, in light of the testimony at her confirmation hearing and her subsequent refusal to provide straightforward answers to written questions from myself and other Senators, it appears that she would represent little, if any, tangible policy or management difference from Attorney General Eric Holder.” (Source: Read more)

Butterfield Disappointed in Senator Tillis for his Vote against North Carolina’s Own Loretta Lynch for United States Attorney General

The Political Agitator response: I can’t call him a racist because race had nothing to do with it. I know he didn’t vote against her because he has an issue with Congressman Butterfield and other black representatives from NC.

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis’ vote against the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General of the United States:

“I am deeply disappointed, as I’m sure many North Carolinians are, in Senator Thom Tillis’ vote this morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Senator Tillis voted against the nomination of North Carolina’s own, Loretta Lynch, for Attorney General of the United States, despite a successful 30-year legal career as a lawyer, prosecutor, and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.  Senator Tillis had an opportunity today to be on the right side of history in supporting the nomination of Ms. Lynch, who would be the first African-American woman to serve as Attorney General. (Source: Read more)