HUH?! Al Sharpton Is Pretending To Starve Himself Because David Vitter Opposes Loretta Lynch

Yes, you read that headline correctly.

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) said today that he cannot support US Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch because she has yet to confirm whether or not she would investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email scandal.

“Hillary Clinton has been using a personal email account for years to conduct official business, including while serving as Secretary of State,” Vitter said in a statement. “This sets a dangerous precedent for the Administration, and our next Attorney General certainly shouldn’t comply with these sorts of cover-ups.”

In a letter on April 2, Vitter asked Lynch whether she would investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email and server to shield and destroy official records. Vitter requested a response by April 13 but has not received one.

With this, notorious “civil rights leader” Al Sharpton has decided that he will sort of go on a hunger strike until Lynch is approved by the full Senate. Sharpton is apparently partaking in the strike along with female civil rights leaders.

What exactly civil rights have to do with Lynch is beyond us. But, Sharpton is peddling a narrative that Republicans like Vitter are holding up Lynch’s nomination because of…..yes, you guessed it: racism.

However, Sharpton’s “Confirm Loretta Lynch” hunger strike is not exactly a hunger strike, as the group of civil rights leaders will only be fasting from food basically when they feel like it. Politico reported today that participants in the strike will “alternate days abstaining from food.”

These organizers of the hunger strike actually had the audacity to compare their phony food abstinence to the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi’s famous hunger strikes.

Could Sharpton and his team of race-baiters be any more pathetic? We doubt it.

Lynch’s nomination passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 26, 2015. As a member of the Committee, Vitter voted against her nomination. Her nomination is now pending before the full Senate.



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