McConnell holding up Lynch confirmation until human trafficking bill passes.

I’m not going to pretend that people will not be, ah, jaundiced about McConnell following through on this.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday said he plans to hold up attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch’s confirmation until the Senate passes a now-controversial human trafficking bill.


Democrats are now holding up the trafficking bill, which glided through the judiciary committee, after they noticed an abortion provision embedded in the bill that would prevent victims of human trafficking from using restitution funds to pay for an abortion.

…but we’re about due to be tossed a bone. And yes, I know: people want the Loretta Lynch nomination scuppered on general principles.  :shrug: I can’t make that happen for folks, sorry.


  • Antoninus Pius says:

    not to worry, the knee pads will be donned shortly.

  • Subotai Bahadur says:

    Mitch McConnell standing up to the Left on abortion???? Mitch McConnell standing up to Obama over a Black, Female Attorney General nominee, when already the DIABLO Republicans have rallied around her [she would not have gotten out of the Senate Judiciary Committee if Orrin Hatch, Jeff Flake, and Lindsey Graham had not voted with the Democrats to give them the majority]????

    This presumes facts and intentions not in evidence, and in fact counter to all experience. Not going to happen.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Is this a backbone I see?

  • Mikey NTH says:

    I am sorry Democrats. *shrug*
    How badly do you want the Lynch nomination to go forward? Are you willing to enrage one part of your base in order to satisfy another?
    No, this is a stand on principles – it is not a way of shoving wedges between the factions of your coalition and then giving those wedges a good tap with a sledgehammer.

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