You're Embarrassing Yourselves

President Obama lets the Republicans have it over their absurd refusal to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General:
President Obama on Friday vented his frustration over the delay in confirming his attorney general pick Loretta Lynch, calling the Senate's handling of her nomination "embarrassing."

In his strongest comments to date on the delay, Obama chided the Senate for engaging in "political gamesmanship" by not bringing Lynch's nomination up for a vote.

"It's gone too far," Obama said during a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. "Enough. Enough. Call Loretta Lynch for a vote."

Lynch, a veteran federal prosecutor, is poised to become the first black female attorney general in U.S. history. But she has waited 160 days to be confirmed, longer than the previous seven attorney general nominees combined.
Emphasis mine. And what is the cause of the delay? Senate Republicans are holding up the vote on her nomination until the passage of "an unrelated human-trafficking bill that is stalled in the Senate," to which Senate Democrats object because of anti-abortion language inserted into the measure.

(That isn't the only problem with the legislation, but, unfortunately, it's the only piece to which Democrats are objecting.)

So Democrats won't pass a piece of anti-choice Republican legislation, and, in a fit of petulant pique, Republicans are blackmailing them by holding up Lynch's nomination.

These fucking jerks.

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