Somehow we missed this when this guy was nominated, but clearly it’s another in a long line of assaults on decency by Obama. Then again, Eric Holder’s law firm represented Club Gitmo terrorists, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone. Just another radical leftwing agitator, so he goes to the top of Obama’s list.
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.
Sure, why mention the guy’s most high-profile career achievement–getting a cop killer off death row and helping turn him into a leftwing celebrity?
The police union said the nomination of Adegbile spurred reactions ranging “from anger to incredulity” inside the police force.
“There is no disputing that Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered by this thug [Mumia Abu Jamal],” the group said in a letter to the president opposing Adegbile’s nomination. “His just sentence — death — was undone by your nominee and others like him who turned the justice system on its head with unfounded and unproven allegations of racism.”
Another race pimp. He’ll fit right in with Team Obama.