Regarding the Feb. 27 news article “Burr, Tillis won’t support Lynch for AG”: It is disturbing, yet not surprising, that Sen. Thom Tillis voted to reject the nomination of U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch as U.S attorney general after lauding her with such praises as “someone with a remarkable track record; she was clearly someone who came up with a strong work ethic ... she’s a native of North Carolina ... she’d be the first African-American female attorney general ... she will most likely be confirmed ... she’s done a great job as U.S. attorney.”
Tillis’ reason for rejecting Lynch’s nomination was that there was no indication that she would manage the Justice Department any differently. He was apparently referring to how the Justice Department was managed by outgoing U.S. attorney general Eric Holder, who was also appointed by President Obama.
However, it is obvious to most that the real reason he and Sen. Richard Burr opposed Lynch’s nomination is because of their disdain for Obama. Tillis and Burr would have rejected anyone appointed by the president regardless of their impeccable credentials and qualifications, even if the candidate has done a great job.
Julius H. Cromwell
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