Thad Cochran’s memory flub: GOP senator has no idea if he’s met with Attorney General nominee

As the New York Times’ Jonathan Weisman and Jennifer Steinhauer note today, Lynch’s nomination has encountered opposition from all but a handful of Republican senators, with many GOP opponents citing her support for the legality of President Obama’s executives actions on immigration. Four Republicans in the GOP-controlled chamber – Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, and Jeff Flake of Arizona — have announced that they’ll vote for Lynch, and attention has now turned to five more moderate conservative senators who have yet to state their positions: Mark Kirk of Illinois, Dean Heller of Nevada, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Thad Cochran of Mississippi.

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3/29/15