“You’re not Eric Holder, are you?” asked Texas senator John Cornyn to Loretta Lynch nearly two hours into her confirmation hearing to be the next attorney general.
It seemed to summarize what every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee was likely thinking.
“No, I’m not,” Lynch assured Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, with a wry smile. “I will be myself. I will be Loretta Lynch [if confirmed.]”
Also, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked what the legal difference is between marriage of same-sex couples and that of polygamy.
“What is the legal difference between a state — a ban on same-sex marriage being unconstitutional but a ban on polygamy being constitutional?” he inquired at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “Could you try to articulate how one could be banned under the Constitution and the other not?”