US Senator Lindsey Graham badgered Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch over her views over online gambling this week, using unsubstantiated claims to pester her over the Wire Act.
Lynch is President Obama's nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, and is required to undergo a vetting process through the House, and will clear the nomination process if the House and Senate vote to approve her.
Graham grilled Lynch repeatedly over the Justice Department's decision to reverse the Wire Act in 2011, asking questions about her stance on the issue. Graham is a Sponsor of the Restoration of the American Wire Act, which would outlaw online gambling in the United States.
Some of Graham's questions revolved around dubious claims supported by Sheldon Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, which claims online betting promotes money laundering and supports terrorists. For her part, Lynch remained neutral on the issue.
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