Ahhhhhh yes. Let the church say, “Amen.” After months of running around the mulberry bush, the Senate has finally approved Loretta Lynch as the Attorney General. Lynch’s approval comes months after Attorney General Eric Holder stepped down from office, making her the nation’s top law-enforcement official.
(Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times)
While, Lynch is making history as the FIRST Black woman to hold that office, of course, you have some haters…one of her biggest goes by the name of Senator Ted Cruz. According to NBCnews.com, Cruz claims that Loretta will continue Holder’s tend of “lawlessness.”
Most of those who were opposed to Lynch despised the fact that she defended President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Well, at least that’s what they said. I prefer the truth, which is that she’s a Black woman who kicks ass, and they can’t take it. According to Politico.com, Loretta’s father, Lorenzo agreed.
“In the era of slavery and segregation, they used to say of a black person who spoke up, ‘I don’t want you to associate with Sally. She’s uppity,’” Lynch says. “Uppity? For speaking up? That’s the evil of that system — your strengths become your weaknesses. That’s part of what our daughter has faced in this nominee battle. Her strengths, to some senators, became her weaknesses. She talked back to the senators.”
Senator McCaskill of Missouri echoed his sentiments:
“This should be a happy day for America,” said Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat Missouri. She said Republicans opposed Ms. Lynch merely because “she agrees with the man who selected her,” a posture Ms. McCaskill called “beyond depressing — it’s disgusting.”
According to the Wallstreet Journal, Sen. Patrick Leahy also weighed in:
“After this extended delay, I can only hope that Senate Republicans will show Loretta Lynch more respect as attorney general of the U.S. than she has received as a nominee.”
Me too Sen. Leahy…me too.