RELEASE:

Wicker Opposes Lynch Nomination

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today issued the following statement regarding his vote against Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be U.S. Attorney General:

“The responsibility of the Attorney General, as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, is to uphold, defend, and execute the laws of the United States. After careful consideration, I opposed Ms. Lynch’s nomination because of her support of the President’s numerous executive overreaches, particularly his extreme unilateral actions on immigration.”

The Senate confirmed the Lynch nomination by a vote of 56-43.

4/23/15