Georgia’s Isakson to join Perdue in opposing Lynch’s confirmation

Georgia Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson will vote against confirming Loretta Lynch for attorney general.

Senate leaders opened the door to a floor vote on Lynch when they announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached on a human trafficking bill.

President Barack Obama tapped Lynch to replace Eric Holder.

Isakson’s delegation mate, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, has already voted once against Lynch. He opposed her nomination in committee in February.

It appears that Lynch, a federal prosecutor in New York who would be the first black female attorney general, will have barely enough GOP votes to squeak by to confirmation.

Isakson spokeswoman Amanda Maddox said the senator’s concerns about Lynch were similar to others expressed by Republicans — immigration and guns.

Said Maddox: “Following his meeting with Loretta Lynch and her confirmation hearings, Senator Isakson was dissatisfied with her responses to questions regarding the constitutionality of President Obama’s executive action that attempts to circumvent Congress and grant amnesty to millions in this country illegally or her beliefs regarding protecting the Second Amendment.”