Yesterday Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Obama nominee Debo Adegbile to head up the Civil Rights Division inside the Department of Justice. His nomination now goes to the Senate floor for a vote. In 2011, Adegbile voluntarily took on the case and racial cause of convicted cop killed Mumia Abu-Jamal during his time as the president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner and has been turned into a celebrity and "political prisoner" by the Left. His nomination was opposed by six major law enforcement organizations and Philadelphia Prosecutor Seth Williams, who said Adegbile is unfit for the position at DOJ due to his "extremist cop killer advocacy."
Daniel Faulkner's widow, Maureen Faulkner, has vowed to do everything she can to stop Adegbile from being confirmed with a full Senate vote.
"Not only did they defend Mumia Abu-Jamal but they tout him, they praise him, they talk about what a wonderful man he is," Faulkner said, referring to NAACP attorneys under the direction of Adegbile. "I am going to do everything I can to not allow this man to come into the Department of Justice Civil Rights [Division]"
Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.
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