Senate Votes to Block Nomination of Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile

Senate Votes to Block Nomination of Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile

Senate Votes to Block Nomination of Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile

By Katie Pavlich Via Townhall-
The Senate has voted 52 to 47 to block the confirmation of Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. All Republicans and Democrats Coons, Heitkamp, Manchin, Pryor, Donnelly, Casey and Walsh voted against the nomination.

Adegbile came under heavy fire for his voluntary advocacy of convicted and unrepentant cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Major law enforcement orgazations, inlcuding the National Fraternal Order of Police and the National Association of Police Organizations, were opposed to the nomination. Philadelphia Democratic Prosecutor Seth Williams was also against the nomination. Daniel Faulkner’s widow, Maureen Faulkner, repeatedly begged Senators to block Adegbile’s confirmation. News of Adegbile’s nomination first came from former DOJ attorney and whistleblower J. Christian Adams.

Now that Adegbile has been voted down (technically he could still be brought back, but that won’t happen), President Obama will need to find someone else to fill the open position at DOJ.

Murdered Officers Widow Reacts to DOJ Nomination of Killer’s Attorney

Video from Fox News on Monday



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  2. Char in ND says:

    I had to email and thank my Senator Heitkamp for her vote against this nominee. She’s hard to read sometimes but surprisingly and thankfully she does vote the right way some of the time.
    My other Senator (Hoeven) just does what the good old establishment boys tell him to do, I am afraid.

    Thanks for the post and link, Alexis. I am so very happy that the Adegbile nomination fell short of the votes needed for confirmation.

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