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Ex-Prosecutor McCarthy: Senate OKs Anti-Constitution Lynch

Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 07:05 PM

With its confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general, the Senate has given its stamp of approval to somebody who has vowed to violate the Constitution, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says.

"At a certain point and time you have to wonder, why do we give people oaths. Why does the Senate take oaths to uphold the Constitution? Why does the president take an oath to see that the laws are faithfully executed?" McCarthy said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"Because nobody seems to pay any attention to them. Ms. Lynch said that she's going to support President Obama's immigration program. Even President Obama said numerous times that he didn't have the legal authority to do what he did."

McCarthy — a National Review columnist and author of "Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment," published by Encounter Books — said that may be okay for a low-level official, but not someone of Lynch's stature.

"This is the person who is going to be the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, who testifies 'I'm not going to follow the Constitution,'" said McCarthy, who was assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

"And the guys who've taken oath to protect the Constitution and the Senate confirm her."

Lynch, now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday, by a vote of 56-43.

She becomes the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement post, replacing Eric Holder.

Lynch's nomination by President Barack Obama had been stalled for five months by Republican leaders until an unrelated bill on human trafficking was completed. That bill was held up over an abortion funding provision until this week.

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