Recently Obama nominated Debo Adegbile to be head of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke out against the nomination and criticized Adegbile, who previously held a leadership position at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF). During his tenure with the black activist group, Adegbile volunteered to defend Mumia Abu-Jamal, the criminal who murdered Philadelphia cop Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Thanks to Adegbile and his colleagues, Abu-Jamal ultimately avoided the death penalty. Despite heavy scrutiny, LDF attorneys said it was a great “honor” to represent the convicted cop killer.
Cruz said, “We all should agree that violent criminals should be punished and we all should agree that those who go out of their way to celebrate, to lionize, convicted cop killers are not suitable for major leadership roles at the Department of Justice. Under Adegbile’s supervision, LDF lawyers fanned the flames of racial tension through rallies and protests and a media campaign all to portray Mumia Abu-Jamal, an unrepentant cop killer, as a political prisoner.”
Senator Cruz urged Republicans and Democrats to come out in opposition of the nomination. Already, Democrat Senator Bob Casey from Pennsylvania has spoken out against Adegbile.
It will be interesting to see how many Senators rally arounf Cruz in opposition of Adegbile.
By: ~Rebel Rebellion III%