That will show them.
A civil rights group led by the Rev. Al Sharpton is launching a hunger strike to protest the delay in Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch’s confirmation.
The National Action Network is calling the hunger strike “Confirm Loretta Lynch Fast.” A new group of women civil rights leaders and other protestors plan to fast each day that Lynch is not given a confirmation vote in an effort Sharpton said is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Ghandi.
“These outstanding women leaders are taking an exemplary moral stand that should shake the conscience of the nation as to how unfairly this qualified woman is being treated by Senate leadership,” Sharpton said in a statement.
“As long as the Senate refuses to take fifteen minutes to confirm someone for Attorney General that they have already confirmed twice for U.S. Attorney, NAN and our allies will do everything in our power to draw attention to this completely unfair and unnecessary delay to vote to confirm Loretta Lynch.”
The National Action Network will also start a letter-writing campaign and head to congressional offices to encourage support for Lynch.