Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 649

IRS Logo 2Breitbart,  House Republicans To Pressure Senate Judiciary Members To Oppose Loretta Lynch Nomination:

More than 20 House Republicans have already signed on to a letter that Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) is circulating—and planning to send to the Senate Judiciary Committee later this week—calling on Senate Republicans to block the nomination of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States in committee, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. ...

“We appreciate Ms. Lynch for her many years of outstanding service to our nation,” the House Republicans write. “Nonetheless, having observed her nomination hearing testimony, we can only conclude that she has no intention of departing in any meaningful way from the policies of Attorney General Eric Holder, who has politicized the Department of Justice and done considerable harm to the administration of justice.” ...

They cite specific concerns with Lynch’s ... unwillingness to support the appointment of a truly independent special prosecutor to oversee the investigation of the IRS scandal. “When given chances to differentiate herself from Attorney General Holder, she chose not to,” the House Republicans write. ...

[W]hen asked whether, unlike Attorney General Holder, she would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service, she deflected the question, saying “[m]y understanding is that that matter has been considered and that the matter has been resolved to continue with the investigation as currently set forth.

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Publius, in that case why don't the Democrats call for a special prosecutor to clear Obama's name?

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Feb 18, 2015 7:26:37 PM

And this surprises you because . . .? VOI, the only reason this is still news is because the GOP wants to keep the issue. Resolution of the issue, which they know is a tempest in a teapot, would not benefit their electoral interests.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Feb 17, 2015 11:43:15 AM

Why don't the Republicans pass new special prosecutor legislation? Let Obama veto it for the whole world to see. Thus far this new congress has been a huge disappointment. Seems like just more of the same, old congress this time with Republicans holding all the committee chairs.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Feb 17, 2015 8:57:40 AM