The Hill reports that the Senate leadership whipped Republican Senators to make sure Loretta Lynch received over 60 votes on cloture. The reason they did was that if Lynch received less than 60 votes a Senator could have raised a point of order forcing the Senate to vote on whether the new Senate would follow the rules requiring 60 votes for cloture or ratify Harry Reid’s repeated violations of the rules in order to ram President Obama’s radial nominees through the Senate.
This would have been an opportunity of the new Senate leadership to signal that they were serious about restoring respect for the Senate rules. Sadly, instead of taking advantage of this opportunity the Senate GOP leadership worked to get support to guarantee confirmation of the queen of civil asset forfeiture.
No wonder some are wondering who is really running the Senate.
Tags: Loretta Lynch, GOP Senate