In a surprise move this week, Politico reports GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has called on the Republican-led Senate to move forward with the approval of President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General.
Loretta Lynch’s confirmation vote has been stalled in the Senate for weeks. Republican leaders argue that the Democrats’ filibuster, of the sex trafficking bill, must end if they want to see a vote on Attorney General.
Bush opined that “presidents have the right to pick their team.” He explains that the longer Lynch’s confirmation is put off, the more influence current Attorney General Eric Holder has on the Justice Department.
He continued to mention that regardless of political intentions, the nomination and confirmation process “should not always be partisan.” These comments are sure to draw fire from conservative corridors of the Republican Party, which could throw further obstacles at Bush in his Republican nomination.