Count John McCain as a vote against Loretta Lynch.
In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the longtime Arizona Senator said he opposes Lynch’s nomination to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, adding that “no Republican should vote for her confirmation.”
McCain added that Sen. Mitch McConnell is right to not bring up her nomination until the human trafficking bill is dealt with, saying “children are being mistreated” while the Senate “dither[s]” over the bill.
“Hugh, I know your time is short,” McCain said after discussing foreign policy with the host. “Could I just mention one other issue with you very quickly that’s coming up?”
“Sure,” Hewitt said.
“That’s Loretta Lynch. Loretta Lynch has said that the President’s unconstitutional executive orders are ‘reasonable,'” McCain said. “Then if that is the case, no Republican should vote for her confirmation, because she is going to implement what the President himself said 22 times would be unconstitutional actions.”
“And by the way, I also believe that Mitch McConnell is right that we should not even bring it up until we get this human trafficking bill disposed of,” McCain said. “Children are being mistreated in the worst possible ways while we dither over a provision in the bill which was long ago settled.”
McCain officially came out late last week against Lynch’s nomination, but his latest statement ratchets up the rhetoric against Lynch’s nomination.
“No he’s not voting for her, because she called the Obama executive action on immigration ‘reasonable,’” McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said last Friday.