Oh, it's not that men like Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas didn't try. And if you listened carefully to her responses to a number of pointed questions I think it was clear where her heart lies. But she does come across with a much milder delivery than the arrogant General Holder and for so many of the Establishment Republicans who are on the committee, they seemed to be satisfied with her non-responsive answers.
But at the point where the rubber meets the road, she would not stand against the usurpation of law by her soon-to-be-boss, because it's clear to anyone who is honest that the President is required to enforce the laws of the land and if he wants them changed he must work with the Congress to do that. Congress has to pass a bill to make any changes to law, the President merely signs or vetoes it. He is not authorized to make law himself. So when the Senate confirms a nominee who will not support and defend the Constitution despite taking an oath to do just that, the Senators in question have also violated their oath of office. It's really just as simple as that.
And this brings me to the main point of this commentary as indicated by the headline. We need new blood in the Senate, men and women who will honor their oath, not assume that because of their seniority and long term standing they have the right to follow a different standard. And no better example can be found than in one of the longest standing member of the Senate, the man who is the tenth longest sitting Senator in the Senate's history, Orrin Hatch of Utah.
Senator Hatch has been in the Senate since January 3, 1977, now in his seventh term with over thirty-eight years of continuous service. I don't know about you, but I don't think the Founders ever thought we citizens would surrender to single individuals holding office for life. And because of this, the Senators become fixtures, losing touch with their constituents and becoming more enmeshed in currying favor with their colleagues. That this is the case with Senator Hatch, who this afternoon announced that he was pleased to support the nomination of Loretta Lynch, the Constitution and with it the separation of powers be damned.
Here's just a short snippet from his press release: "Ms. Lynch has demonstrated her qualifications and made specific commitments to work with Congress. I plan to support her nomination......". It seems that Senator Hatch has an exceeding short memory, for time and time again we've seen that working with Congress by this administration is code for meaning yes, as long as Congress comes around to their way of thinking. And I think Senator Hatch knows better, but I think he'd rather please his buddies on the other side of the aisle and the rest of the RINO Establishment than do the right thing.
It gives me no pleasure to say these things, but I've watch the good Senator morph his views over the years, only really talking as a conservative when he is up for reelection. And now that the RINOs have announced that they want to try and end the promising Senator career of the Utah junior Senator, Mike Lee, a true conservative, watch for the hypocrisy when he refuses to go to bat and stand up for Lee.
Wake up, America, and make your voting decisions on what they do, not what they say they will do. If you do that, we'll have a steady turnover with new good talent, for power over time sadly corrupts everyone. Let's stop the madness. God bless you all and God bless America.