Skip to comments.Senate shoots down Obama pick for DOJ civil rights post
Posted on 03/05/2014 11:50:54 AM PST by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's civil rights division has failed a Senate test vote and his confirmation is in jeopardy.
The vote was 47-52, short of the needed majority. Eight Democrats joined Republicans to block the nominee, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who voted "no" so he would be able to bring up the nomination again in the future.
The controversy over Debo Adegbile stems from legal representation of a man who is currently imprisoned for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman decades ago.
It was unclear what the next step will be for his supporters. Several Democrats joined all Senate Republicans in voting to prevent confirmation.
Adegbile was at the NAACP Legal Defense fund when the organization began representing Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was appealing his conviction in the killing in 1981 of a police officer.
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Even now the “old”, beat-up racecard has since the Ukraine situation has been lets just say, “declined”.
This is obviously a case of George Zimmerman murdering Trayvon all over again (sarcasm alert).
Lying POS Dick Thornburgh, who claimed he would have no trouble signing death warrants, and lying POS Ed Rendell, who specifically promised Faulkner's widow that he would see Wesley Cook executed, allowed this farce to continue to the point that after many years of denials by appeals courts the defense finally found a sympathetic judge who for all practical purposes commuted the sentence from death.
A very small victory, but a victory all the same.
So, Harry Reid, how’s that “nuclear option” workin’ out for ya’?