Flashback: Obama Tried to Appoint Defender of Cop Killer to Top Justice Department Post

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 at 2:58 pm

For all the indignities heaped upon America by Obama, and they occur daily, people seem to have already forgotten about Debo Adegbile.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed reservations about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division during a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Debo Adegbile.

Adegbile’s nomination has come under scorn from the Fraternal Order of Police, who have scolded Obama for nominating a lawyer involved in the defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982.

Grassley said he would giving “thoughtful consideration” to the complaints from police. He said the union, which represents 330,000 officers around the country, is well respected on both sides of the aisle.

“So, when they write to inform us of their ‘extreme disappointment, displeasure and vehement opposition’ to the nominee for the Civil Rights Division, I think that we should give their concerns thoughtful consideration,” Grassley said in his opening statement.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) applauded Adegbile’s background, making no mention of the case in his opening statement.

He was rejected by the Senate and ultimately his nomination quietly withdrawn back in September. Meanwhile, now that Obama wants to unilaterally open relations with the Communist island prison of Cuba, law enforcement officers are demanding cop killers be extradited before any relations resume. Good luck with that, guys. In fact, since Obama went rogue with Cuba, we haven’t heard a peep about cop-killer Joanne Chesimard being extradited.

People wonder why after injecting himself into every perceived case of racial injustice the past six year why Obama has been silent on the assassination of NYPD officers, save for a obligatory post-golf statement last Saturday night. No need to wonder: He doesn’t care. The Adegbile nomination should have signaled that.

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