This vote supported the nomination of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General by advancing her nomination to final passage. While presidents are generally afforded the courtesy of nominating those who share their political views, their political appointees must uphold the rule of law. Lynch was chosen at a time when Obama announced an unconstitutional executive amnesty for illegal immigrants. During the confirmation hearings, Lynch, who will become the chief law enforcement officer, agreed with Obama’s decision to thwart the constitutional separation of powers and to not enforce immigration law. Lynch also expressed the extreme view that everyone has the “right and obligation” to a job in the United States regardless of being an illegal immigrant. The motion advanced on April 23, 2015 in a roll call vote of 66-34.
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Conservative position: NO