Sunday, March 22, 2015

Senate Decorum: Loretta Lynch

Senate Decorum

No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois on Wednesday stated that GOP leaders are putting Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch at the “back of the bus” by tying her nomination to a human trafficking bill that has been mired on the Senate floor for more than a week. Durbin’s bus comment is a reference to civil rights icon Rosa Parks’s role in the fight for racial equality.

Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) was outraged: “What is beneath the decorum and dignity of the United States Senate … is for him to come to the floor and use that imagery and suggest that racist tactics are being employed to delay Ms. Lynch’s confirmation vote,” McCain said on Thursday. “It was offensive and unnecessary. And I think he owes this body, Ms. Lynch and all Americans an apology.”

And, this outrage at the breach of decorum from one of the forty-seven US Senators who signed a letter to Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stating that the United States President could not be trusted.

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