RINO Senators Who Voted To Confirm Loretta Lynch: Ron Johnson (10 of 10)


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The left has called him a Tea Party double agent but these days, we don’t know whose side he is on.

According to Wikipedia, “Johnson was born in Mankato, Minnesota, the son of Jeanette Elizabeth and Dale Robert Johnson. His father was of Norwegian descent and his mother was of German ancestry.

“While growing up, Johnson delivered newspapers, worked as a caddy at a golf course, baled hay on his uncle’s dairy farm, and worked as a dishwasher in a restaurant.

“He attended the University of Minnesota while working full-time and graduated in 1977 with a degree in business and accounting. That year, he also married Jane, the daughter of the businessman Howard Curler, co-founder of Curwood Industries, now part of the multinational Bemis Company.”

Committee Assignments:

Committee on Foreign Relations

Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation (Chairman)

Committee on the Budget

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Chairman)

Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia
Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information and International Security

Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs

United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

RINO Senators Who Voted To Confirm Loretta Lynch: Jeff Flake (9 of 10)


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A conservative who grew in office, these days, Senator Jeff Flake does his name proud.

According to Wikipedia “Flake was born in Snowflake, Arizona, ]December 31, 1962] the son of Nerita and Dean Maeser Flake. His birth town was named in part for his great-great-grandfather, Mormon pioneer William J. Flake.

“Flake obtained both an undergraduate and graduate degree from Brigham Young University and was a Mormon missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to South Africa in the early 1980s. He speaks Afrikaans.

“He worked in the public affairs sector after college and served as Executive Director of the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia and Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute before entering the House of Representatives. He opposed economic sanctions on South Africa in the 1980s.”

Committee Assignments:

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Subcommittee on Energy
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining
Subcommittee on Water and Power

Committee on Foreign Relations

Subcommittee on African Affairs (Chairman)
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Subcommittee on European Affairs
Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps

Committee on the Judiciary

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security (Chairman)
Special Committee on Aging

RINO Senators Who Voted To Confirm Loretta Lynch: Rob Portman (8 of 10)


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Some RINOs are born and some are made. Senator Rob Portman serves as a perfect example of how politicians can “grow in office.” His recent votes in support of so-called “same-sex marriage,” re authorization of CHIPS and undermining traditional religious values, position Portman firmly within the RINO brigade in the United States Senate.

Robert Portman was born in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and Dartmouth College. He worked in the White House during the first term of the Bush Administration prior to entering the House of Representatives.

While serving in the House of Representatives,Portman represented the eastern half of the Greater Cincinnati area along with neighboring counties along the Ohio River in which he successfully served six terms consecutively.

Portman and his siblings are owners of the Golden Lamb Inn, which is Ohio’s oldest continually operating inn and restaurant. Portman had resigned from Congress to serve as the United States Trade Representative from 2005 to 2006. He then went on to serve in the Bush Administration from 2006 to 2007 as the Director of the Budget and Office of Management Portman is married and has three children.

Portman was elected the United States Senator in the year of 2010. In the past two presidential elections, he was touted as a potential vice presidential candidate.

Throughout the duration of his service in the Cabinet, Senate and Congress, he has visited over thirty different nations, some of which include China, Iraq, and Israel.

In 2013, Portman announced his support for the legal recognition of “same-sex marriage.”

Committee Assignments:

Committee on the Budget

Committee on Finance
Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth(Ranking Member)

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Energy
Subcommittee on National Parks
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (Chairman)
Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information and International Security
Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight (Ranking Member)

RINO Senators Who Voted To Confirm Loretta Lynch: Mitch McConnell (7 of 10)


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Senator Mitch McConnell has been involved in politics since the 1960s; He has served in various political positions and elected offices since college. McConnell was elected to the Senate in 1984, and was elected to his sixth term in 2014. From 2003-2007 he served as the Republican Whip. He has been the Republican Leader of the Senate since 2007. After the 2014 election, McConnell was selected as Senate Majority Leader. In addition to his leadership role, he sits on the Appropriations, Agriculture, and Rules and Administration Committees.

According to the Conservative Review:

“As GOP leader of the U.S. Senate, assessing McConnell’s conservative record goes much deeper than analyzing his votes, as he plays an outsized role in shaping Republican priorities and positions. While attempting to tack right over the last couple of years on style and substance, analyzing the long arc of McConnell’s career finds the shift is not grounded in conviction, but is rather an opportunist capitalizing on the resurgence of the conservative movement. McConnell is the consummate D.C. insider and calculated politician who rarely lets conviction get in the way of a “good” political move.

While quietly voting with conservatives throughout his career on issues related to life, guns (although he has taken a number of bad votes), and most tax issues, McConnell has failed to lead for conservatives on most critical issues during his time in leadership. In the few instances where he has publicly or privately spearheaded an initiative, it was for some of the most unpopular causes with conservatives, such as the Wall Street bailout, fiscal cliff tax increases, and debt ceiling increases.”

McConnell occasionally votes conservatively, but he has never used his leadership position to lead the Republicans against questionable policies, such as amnesty for illegal aliens, the war in Syria, and large spending bills. The only time McConnell has significantly led a conservative fight was in the battle against McCain-Feingold and other efforts to limit free speech. He has been active recently in fighting against the Obama administration’s war against coal, but only because it impacts his home state of Kentucky.

Senator McConnell’s career peaked after becoming Senate Majority Leader in January of 2015. As a result, it has become difficult for him to stay out of the center of attention on key issues. He has consistently faltered as the Republican leader in the Senate as he has to choose between aligning with the conservative base or satisfying his K Street donors and lobbyists.

Unfortunately, he regularly chooses the latter.

RINO Senators Who Voted To Confirm Loretta Lynch: Mark Kirk (6 of 10)


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Kirk has the distinction of being the most liberal Republican in the United States Senate.

When he ran for the United States Senate, Kirk painted himself as a TEA Party conservative. Of course, he never was a conservative and gave up the ghost on claims of conservative credentials immediately upon taking his oath of office. Presently Kirk is the junior Senator from Illinois. He has served in the Senate for the last five years, and before that he served in the United States House of Representatives.

Biography:

Kirk was born in Illinois in 1959. He went to college at Cornell University, where he studied History. Kirk has since acquired a Masters Degree in Economics as well as a law degree from Georgetown University. After his time in College, Kirk began a brief teaching career but moved quickly into politics.

Kirk has served in the United States Naval Reserve. He served in Yugoslavia as an intelligence officer and later served in Turkey and Iraq in the early 2000’s. He retired from the reserves in 2013 after 23 years of service in the military.

Kirk ran for the House of Representatives in 2000. He won that election with 51% of the vote. He won re-election every two years from 2000-2008. During his time in the House of Representatives he earned his bones as a liberal champion by working tirelessly in support of gun control and “immigration.”

After a long career in the House of Representatives, Kirk decided to run for the United States Senate after a seat opened up in his home state of Illinois. Kirk,positioning himself as a TEA Party candidate, won decisively and he has served in the Senate ever since.

During his time in the Senate, Kirk has worked to advance the LGBT agenda and has earned a reputation as a Republican who is willing to work “across the aisle.”

Committee Assignments:

Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (Chairman)
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance (Chairman)
Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Subcommittee on Children and Families
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety

Special Committee on Aging