Reacting to her nomination, Cruz, R-Texas, and Lee, R-Utah, agreed that Lynch deserves “fair and full” Senate consideration, but said she should make clear whether she supports Obama’s decision to move forward with executive action granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants already in the country.

“The attorney general is the president’s chief law enforcement officer,” Cruz and Lee said in a statement on Saturday. “As such, the nominee must demonstrate a complete commitment to the law.”

“Loretta Lynch deserves the opportunity to demonstrate those qualities, beginning with a statement on whether or not she believes the president’s executive amnesty plans are constitutional and legal,” they continued.