Lynch’s views irk Republicans

Republicans in the House have turned against her simply for her stance on immigration.

Keelia Moeller

Loretta Lynch is currently running for attorney general, making history as the first African-American woman to be nominated for the position.

Last Wednesday, Lynch announced her support of President Barack Obama’s policies on immigration, tiptoeing around aspects of the situation that might turn away her supporters.

When she approached the subject of immigration itself, the Republican Party went into an immediate state of outrage, turning Lynch into a punching bag for the president’s executive order on immigration.

Responding to the GOP’s outrage, Lynch reassured the party that she had nothing to do with the executive order itself.

Despite her seemingly calm responses, many Republican members of the United States House quickly voiced their intentions to vote against Lynch simply
because of her views on immigration.

The Republican Party continually reacts to this new immigration situation with anger and resentment. By now, it should be clear that the bone they have to pick is with the president, not the situation of immigrants.

Lynch is an intellectual, capable woman who would take on the role of attorney general with great success.

If only the Republican Party could let go of its anger regarding immigration and handle polarizing issues with grace and intelligence, many people might be more inclined to listen to what it has to say.