Cruz and Lee want to know does she support executive amnesty?



Barack Obama officially announced U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch as his nominee for attorney general on Saturday, and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) want to know where she stands on the issue of executive amnesty:

President Obama formally announced on Saturday morning his decision to name Lynch, a U.S. attorney for New York, as his nominee to replace Eric Holder as attorney general. Lynch would be the first African-American woman to head the Justice Department and the second woman in history.

Reacting to her nomination, Cruz, R-Texas, and Lee, R-Utah, agreed that Lynch deserves “fair and full” Senate consideration, but said she should make clear whether she supports Obama’s decision to move forward with executive action granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants already in the country.

“The attorney general is the president’s chief law enforcement officer,” Cruz and Lee said in a statement on Saturday. “As such, the nominee must demonstrate a complete commitment to the law.”

“Loretta Lynch deserves the opportunity to demonstrate those qualities, beginning with a statement on whether or not she believes the president’s executive amnesty plans are constitutional and legal,” they continued.

Obama has made it clear that he intends to go through with plans to issue an executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegals before the 114th Congress is sworn into office, unless Congress can pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill before the end of the year. With a president who so blithely views the Constitution, why would his AG nominee be any different?