As gun rights groups urge Republican lawmakers to vote against Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be the next attorney general, one organization took a sexist jab at Lynch.
In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) drafted by the Gun Owners of America, and obtained by The Hill, gun rights groups refer to Lynch as “Eric Holder in a skirt.”
The letter tells McConnell that the group helped Republicans win a majority in the Senate in 2014.
“Please do not use the Lynch nomination to tell us that, whoever nominally controls the Senate in 2017, [Sen.] Harry Reid [D-Nev.] and/or [Sen.] Chuck Schumer [D.N.Y.] will continue to control it in fact. To do so would signal that the 2016 Senate elections don’t matter,” the letter reads.
The National Rifle Association has also warned Republican senators against voting for Lynch.
“As the nation’s top law enforcement officer, Lynch would almost certainly have an impact on our Second Amendment rights,” the NRA’s lobbying component said in an alert to its members.
And the National Association for Gun Rights plans on delivering a petition to Senate offices protesting Lynch’s nomination, according to The Hill.
“Disgraced anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder is calling it quits,” the petition reads. “But make no mistake, Obama is determined to ram through his gun-control agenda and has hand-picked Loretta Lynch.”
The Senate has repeatedly delayed a confirmation vote on Lynch’s nomination. McConnell said on Tuesday said that the Senate will not vote on Lynch until they pass the human trafficking bill.