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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Now will Obama’s agents call in each of those seven Rats and show them what is in their files and what will be done with it if they don’t get back in line?
47 vile sob’s that should never be anywhere near a leadership position.
Born Adebowale Patrick Akande Adegbile in New York City, Adegbile is the son of a Nigerian father and an Irish immigrant mother. He was raised by his single mother....
where have we heard this before ?
That or lowering the bar for confirmation yet again.
In December of 1981, twenty-five year old Officer Daniel Faulkner was conducting a routine traffic stop when Wesley Cookalso known as, Mumia Abu-Jamalshot him in the back. He then stood over Officer Faulkner and shot him several more times in the chest. As Officer Faulkner lay dying in the street, defenseless, Abu-Jamal shot him in the face, killing him. At the hospital, Abu-Jamal bragged that he had shot Officer Faulkner and expressed his hope that he would die.
At trial, he was remorseless. He turned the trial into political theater, interrupting the proceedings, insulting the judge, and even smirking at Officer Faulkners widow when his blood-stained shirt was held up in court as evidence.
Four eyewitnesses saw Abu-Jamal gun down Officer Faulkner. Three more witnesses at the hospital heard him confess to the crime. Ballistics evidence proved that Officer Faulkner had been shot with a handgun that was registered to Abu-Jamal, which was found at the scene of the murder, along with shell casings.
Based on overwhelming evidence, Abu-Jamal was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. What followed was a thirty year effort by the far-left to glorify Abu-Jamal and to exonerate him. This effort was taken up by law professors, left-wing activists, and in 2009, by the organization which the nominee before us led for several years, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
When the LDF became Abu Jamals co-counsel in 2011, its press release called him a symbol of racial injustice. It said Abu-Jamals conviction and death sentence are relics of a time and place that was notorious for police abuse and racial discrimination. An LDF lawyer attended rallies for Abu-Jamal. She said it was absolutely an honor to represent him; and that doing so was her pleasure. And she said, There is no question in the mind of anyone at the Legal Defense Fund that the justice system has completely and utterly failed Mumia Abu-Jamal.
This demagoguery of the murder of a defenseless police officer has shocked and offended law enforcement officers from across the country.
The current District Attorney of Philadelphia, Seth Williams, wrote the Judiciary Committee last month to oppose the nominees confirmation. He wrote: Apart from being patently false, moreover, these claims are personally insulting to me. As an African-American, I know all too well the grievous consequences of racial discrimination and prejudice. I also know that Abu-Jamal was convicted and sentenced because of the evidence, not because of his race. And I have continued to fight for the jurys verdict because it was the just result.
Pre-Obamacare, no democrat would have opposed a Barack nominee. The fact that vulnerable senators find it necessary to distance themselves from him is telling. Even without voter I.D., the massive fraud that the dems will attempt won’t be sufficient to save the Senate for them.
Rather, the Dems have lost the Senate with each new day.
“Shoots down”... ???
Interesting choice of words from CBS, isn’t it... if that phrasing came from Fox, the leftards would be losing their minds right about now.
The Dems wouldn’t have dared to oppose The Won, before Obamacare - and the Ukraine. He revealed himself to be so incompetent and unaware that he’s the laughing stock of the entire world, and I think this is finally beginning to penetrate the thick Democrat skulls.
Dare I hope that even The Magic Won might become another victim of reality bites?
This is why we need a Jesse Helms.
Someone needs to go to the floor and filibuster for 48 hours every fake magic Black hero.
Expose the true story of Rubin Carter, Mumia and Mandela.
No doubt Dingy Reid switched his vote from Yes to No to reserve his right for another Adegbile floor vote.
More Coffee. ;^)
FUBO for nominating/enabling the filthy defenders of Mumia.
“the justice system has completely and utterly failed Mumia Abu-Jamal”
She was absolutely right. He should have been executed 30 years ago...
Yes, considering that Putin is RUNNING rings around Obama.
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’?