Gardner on Loretta Lynch: "Too Many Unanswered Questions"

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) issued the following statement announcing his intention to vote against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General: 

“Despite multiple attempts, I was unable to get sufficient answers to several extremely important questions relating to prosecutorial discretion, federal preemption of state law, Second Amendment rights, and other issues important to Coloradans. 

"On topics from the President’s executive actions to when exactly federal law trumps that of the states, Ms. Lynch declined, both in person and via letter, to provide satisfactory answers that would have helped me determine how exactly her confirmation as Attorney General would affect the lives of Coloradans. With too many unanswered questions, I am unable to support her confirmation."