Reid ➠ GOP Holding Obama AG Nominee “Hostage”
Harry had enough time to schedule a vote when he controlled the gavel. Again the Dems are using abortion as the squirrel.
Via The Hill:
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday ripped Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for delaying a vote on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, comparing the move to hostage-taking.
McConnell on Sunday suggested there won’t be a final vote on Lynch until Democrats agree to pass a human trafficking bill that has stalled over a fight on abortion.
“Any attempt to hold a confirmation vote hostage because of this abortion provision is a sham,” Reid said from the Senate floor. “A vote on the Lynch nomination has absolutely nothing to do with the trafficking bill.”[…]
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who introduced the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, suggested Monday that Democrats are trying to return the Senate “to its dysfunctional nature,” which he said existed when Democrats were in the majority.
“Despite the hypocrisy of their position, the question that this really boils down to is this … are you prepared to turn your back on the thousands of people living every day in bondage?” the Texas Republican asked from the Senate floor. “Are you prepared to abandon these children and these other victims of human trafficking?” More