Turley Testimony In Senate Confirmation Hearing Of Loretta Lynch

Loretta_LynchI will have the honor of appearing today as part of the confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee for Loretta Lynch, nominee to serve as United States Attorney General. Below is my written testimony for the hearing today.

Here is the full list of witnesses appearing today:

Sharyl Attkisson
Investigative Journalist

David Barlow
Sidley Austin LLP

David A. Clarke, Jr.
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Catherine Engelbrecht
True The Vote

Janice K. Fedarcyk
Fedarcyk Consulting LLC

Stephen H. Legomsky
John S. Lehmann University Professor
School of Law at Washington University

The Reverend Doctor Clarence Newsome
Cincinnati , OH

Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz
Professor Of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies Cato Institute

Jonathan Turley
Professor, J.B. And Maurice C. Shapiro Chair Of Public Interest Law
George Washington University Law School
Washington , DC

The full committee hearing resumes this morning at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 216 in the Hart Senate Office Building.

Here is my testimony: Statement.Lynch Nomination.Turley Testimony.Senate

561 thoughts on “Turley Testimony In Senate Confirmation Hearing Of Loretta Lynch”

  1. po – I think you need to learn about the French and Indian War on your own. I would teach you, but it would take to long on this blog. 😉

  2. Paul, it’s uncanny how both you and Sandi both seem to do what Po said you do.

    “Inga, hope this comes not as mean, but discussions with Sandi are like discussions with Paul, staying on topic is difficult and one ends up never sure what one said or didn’t say.”

  3. Paul, since you seem to know A LOT about everything, why don’t you teach me about the Indian and French wars, especially the parts that support your claim of genocidal acts by the Indians?
    Unless genocide came to mean something else while I wasn’t looking!

  4. Paul, yes it is IF your spinal cord hasn’t been damaged severely enough. There are other non weight bearing excercise that are far better for certain spine patients. Don’t presume to know more about my spine than I do.

    1. Inga – at no point have I talked about your spine. Although I would think with your advanced degree in nursing you would be a little more careful of how you talked about other people and their back, not having diagnosis them.

  5. Paul, no you’re misrepresenting the point he was making. Social Security and Medicare is part of out social safety net .

    1. Inga – for as long and as much as I have paid into Social Security, it is my money and they owe it back to me.

        1. Inga – I only go where you lead me. So if I am “off topic” it is because you took me there.

  6. Sandi, I’ve never tried medical marijauna. I have days in which if I’ve overdone the day before I must spend in bed with ice packs and big doses of muscle relaxers. I have spinal stenosis as just one of several serious health issues. I take huge doses of antiinflammatories daily, which helps but on bad days doesn’t do a thing. My doc has prescribed narcotics which I don’t use as they make me very nauseous. The muscle relaxers get the spasms in my back and legs to quiet down. I used to take Neurontin, but that’s not a good med, lots of pretty bad side effects.

  7. Sandi, AFDC only allows a limited amount of time on the program before the mother must get a job or go to school. Far more single moms help themselves too, than you seem to indicate. I worked with plenty of them during my nursing years, they often worked double shifts to make ends meet. Unfortunately leaving their children home alone for far too long.

  8. Inga, I tried medical Marijuana. I have a pain management physician who has tried everything. I can walk, painfully, but I can’t stand at a counter and make cookies.

    I must be the only person in this country who marijuana doesn’t help. Medical marijuana has been legal in CA quite awhile. When I was getting mine, two teenagers came in with every story they could think of. It’s for my mom, I forgot the paper. Anything. These were kids. On bicycles. No facial hair. Begging for marijuana.

    Just kids, probably with Momat work, having no idea what they’re doing. Poor Mom. My husband said “you guys are too young, go play baseball or basketball.” The places here are like getting in a bank vault. Which is good.

  9. LOL, NO Happy, I wasn’t referring to Jesus, far from it. I was referring to a commenter that I could describe as a devil of sorts actually. 😀

  10. Sandi, yes indeed I did work and and raise my children into decent and kind adults, however, I don’t begrudge those less fortunate than I or less able to do what I did, a helping hand UP out of poverty. I would not begrudge them a free ( yes free) education, especially in the healthcare field. I don’t begrudge them food stamps and welfare for a limited time if they need it. I don’t demonize our society’s social safety nets. I have some female relatives with young children that were helped by these programs. One of them is now a nurse practioner. We are very proud of her and grateful that our society helped her in her time of need.

  11. Inga, don’t you see that you did exactly what I’m talking about. You raised your kids, educated them. And I bet those kids are proud and grateful.

    Every mother should be able to help her kids. Every mother’s child should go to school and learn. Every mother should watch her child get a diploma, maybe two. And we’ve driven the black man out of his home. Because they do better without him. But they don’t because it isn’t about money, it’s about raising your child.

    Honest, that’s what Republicans want. I’m talking about the millions out of DC. We want that. It’s discussed at meetings. It’s pressure on local people to do it right. It’s the anger we feel looking at Detroit. It looks like something in WWII. In this country? No way, that is wrong. We feel that.

    Rand Paul went to Detroit, gutsy. He talked about how to rebuild Detroit. I don’t think anyone else has done that. How can people living in that city keep electing Democrats who watched this happen? But Rand Paul is the only one I’ve heard.

    It isn’t about our goals, we all want the best for everyone. It’s the journey. How do we get there?

  12. Sandi, what do you think of folks who fake back pain to get medical marijauna? I think its like stealing it from those who truly need it. I would never begrudge anyone medical marijauna who truly needed it, would you Sandi?

  13. I’ve heard of a person who claims he needs medical marijauna for his back issues, yet he says he walked 8 miles daily. I’d say that might be a case of fraud, hmmmm. Who should this be reported to I wonder?

  14. People who have SSDI claims for any disability, but ESPECIALLY back issues, need extensive medical records. Spinal X-rays as well as MRI’s. There is NO faking a spinal degenerative issue on an MRI. There are things called “hot spots’ which actually visualize the disks that have “blown”. Also an MRI shows where the nerve branches and spinal cord itself are being encroached upon. Spinal X Rays visualize the narrowed spaces between dedicated disks and facet arthritis of the spine. A SSDI claim a spinal issues will not be approved without these diagnostic tests and a history with a doctor. Those who cast aspertions and are ignorant of the criteria to prove disability with the SSA just make themselves look stupid and hateful, they are to be scorned for their hatefulness.

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