- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told a handful of reporters at CPAC he thinks Loretta Lynch’s confirmation out of the Senate Judiciarry Committee was “heartbreaking.”

“I think this is wrong.” He continued, “When asked how she would differ from Eric Holder, Ms. Lynch could identify no way what so ever.”

Ms. Lynch has said she would implement President Obama’s executive amnesty, stating she found it “reasonable” under the law.

“This morning before coming over to CPAC, I urged my colleges on the Senate Judiciary Committee – I said, ‘Listen, when Eric Holder has engaged in lawlessness, he did so after being confirmed – he did so after assuming the job of attorney general. In this instance, Ms. Lynch has looked us in the eyes and she told us this is what she’s going to do. She told us she will implement and enforce no restrictions what so ever – no limits on the authority of the president.”

During a Senate confirmation hearing, Ms. Lynch would not answer the question whether she would appoint a prosecutor to investigate the IRS’ previous targeting of conservative and tea party groups.

“When asked if the Constitution allows the federal government to use a drone to kill an American citizen on American soil, if that person poses no imminent threat – at the hearing, she refused to answer that question,” Sen. Ted Cruz recalled.

Mr. Cruz went on to say he felt fellow leadership let down the men and women who elected them into office.

“By choosing to move this nomination forward, and by doing so – any Republican that participates in that is complicit in the lawlessness.”

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