Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Oppose Barack Obama Nominee(s)

SENATORS VOW TO BLOCK LORETTA LYNCH, OTHER NOMINEES || By FITSNEWS || Last week this website posted an item on U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.  Our story – which you can read HERE – focused on her involvement in a 2012 scandal involving a global bank deemed “too big…


|| By FITSNEWS || Last week this website posted an item on U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.  Our story – which you can read HERE – focused on her involvement in a 2012 scandal involving a global bank deemed “too big to indict” on charges related to its links to drug and terrorist organizations.

Obviously we define America’s policy on “drugs” and “terror” differently than most media outlets, but still …

Specifically, we noted how Lynch – nominated by Barack Obama in November to replace the infamous Eric Holder – had neglected to include a damning interview from the “too bid to indict” scandal with her U.S. Senate questionnaire (news of which was quickly picked up by the national media).

Anyway …

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Ron Paul – both of whom are actively pursuing possible 2016 presidential bids – also have problems with Lynch.

Of course their reservations are much bigger and broader – and apply not only to Lynch, but potentially to every executive and judicial nominee Obama makes over the duration of his second term.

Their beef?  Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty program – which Lynch has pledged to uphold.

Paul also reportedly has serious reservations about Lynch’s refusal to take a position on whether the federal government has the authority to use drones to kill U.S. citizens on American soil.

“Oh she’s going down,” Paul reportedly told his staff upon learning of Lynch’s non-committal answer on drone policy – which of course was the focus of his impassioned 2013 filibuster of Obama’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) nominee.

Cruz?  He told Politico every Obama nominee not tasked with “vital national security” responsibilities should be blocked – “until the president rescinds his unconstitutional amnesty.”

“We have an opportunity in front of us right now with Loretta Lynch — a nominee for attorney general — who has fully embraced and flat-out promised to implement the unconstitutional amnesty,” Cruz told reporter Manu Raju.

Obama’s executive amnesty proposals – which we flatly rebuke on constitutional grounds – have already been de-funded by the U.S. House of Representatives, however conservatives aren’t sold on the GOP’s commitment to fighting the measure.

Remember, they know how this script ends …

Can Cruz and Paul make a stand?  And more to the point … why are “Republican” Senators having to make a stand in a chamber that’s supposed to be controlled by their party?

Oh … right.


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This Is News? February 6, 2015 at 9:01 am

When have they not opposed any Obama nomination? These guys must think Harry Reid used the nuclear option because Republicans were too supportive.

The Colonel February 6, 2015 at 9:25 am

Yeah cause the Senate has only approved 305 lower level judges and 2 Supreme Court justices, most by significant majorities of Republicans. Must be cause he’s black, oh wait Democrats blocked Adegbile and Everett so that can’t be it.

Maybe if he’d stop nominating communists, socialists, Constitutionally illiterate morons and America haters he’d get a few through the process.

Tazmaniac February 6, 2015 at 9:31 am


Reading Comprehension February 6, 2015 at 4:13 pm

And how many of those did Rand or Cruz vote for?

The Colonel February 6, 2015 at 4:22 pm

More than half, some are recorded as voice votes some it’s not possible to tell.

Obama gets his nominees anyway February 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm

News flash, his nominees get appointed anyway. No matter, if socialists, communists, or any other bullshit superlative you come up with. This rah rah noise by Republicans is just to make their supporters feel important before fucking them over AGAIN. The only relevant question, is whether they will lube you up, or not?

idcydm February 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

Did Lynch get Borked?

Tazmaniac February 6, 2015 at 9:13 am

Elections have consequences.

-Barrack Obama 2009

Bible Thumper February 6, 2015 at 9:18 am

Elections have consequences.

-Senate Republicans 2014

Tazmaniac February 6, 2015 at 9:37 am

Exactly! Ole’ Barry can dish it out but he can’t take it. Coming from Chicago, he sure is an awful thin skinned and immature when things don’t go his way.

nitrat February 6, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Well, poor Barry knows that the numbers he got in 2012 from the voters in every state make the numbers the Senate Republicans got in some Red states look like what they are…well, well under half of what he got.
It’s like Bill Clinton said at the Democratic convention. It’s not that the Republicans have problems with math, it’s that they have problems with arithmetic.

USA February 6, 2015 at 9:22 am

And most of the country will oppose Ted Cruz and Rand Paul as nominees for president…

bye bye dems February 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Won’t matter who Republicans run. Muslim Obama has destroyed the Democrat Party. The ‘hangover’ from Muslim Obama’s reign of terror on the American people seals the fate of any Democrat Party nominee.

The 4,000,000 Christians that stayed home in 2012 and the Catholics heard Muslim Obama compare ISIS and Jesus Christ yesterday.

The Democrat Party has forfeited ANY right to govern this country again.

I wanna see this February 6, 2015 at 1:41 pm

“Wont matter who Republicans run”?
You let Cruz, or Paul get the nomination and watch the ass kicking at the polls commence.

USA February 6, 2015 at 3:09 pm

You realize you sound totally fucking retarded, right? Not to SC, but to the rest of the country. Please, keep spewing that hot garbage from now till Nov 2016. Thanks ahead for the help.

Goobersmacker February 6, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Is that the same Muslim Obama who drank a beer on TV before the Super Bowl?

You Know My Name February 6, 2015 at 9:39 am

Miss Lindsey will be chomping at the bit(ch) to vote for her confirmation and give his boss Obama another reach-around. Dame for Boehner.

You Know My Name February 6, 2015 at 9:44 am


Jonny Logic February 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

Cruz and Paul can oppose my nut sack.

Mr. consistency February 6, 2015 at 10:40 am

Shouldn’t the headline read — Paul, Cruz Give Eric Holder Vote of Confidence…..Refuse to Confirm a Replacement……Support Holder’s Comtinued Leadership of DOJ

Manray9 February 6, 2015 at 11:25 am

If Cruz and Paul supported any Obama nominee — that would be news!

Rocky February 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

This was all Cruz. Now once you see Rand get on the bandwagon, you know two things – 1) The deal is already cut to confirm them – leading to – 2) Rand can oppose for publicity while knowing they’ll confirmed anyway and it’s a safe vote.

nitrat February 6, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Rand Paul puts Mitt Romney to shame as an egregious liar and flip flopper.

Godslayer February 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Cruz and Paul oppose measles vaccinations for children, too, which shows how much credibility they have on anything.


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