Republican senators are growing increasingly incensed over the Obama administration’s choice to head the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. Few more so than Sen. Ted Cruz from the Lone Star state.
He took to the Senate floor Tuesday to speak of his concerns over nominee Debo Adegbile’s association with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund when he volunteered to defend Mumia Abu-Jamal, the murderer of Philadelphia cop Daniel Faulkner in 1981.
Mr. President, this is insulting to law enforcement officers everywhere. I stand with the Fraternal Order of Police in opposition to Debo Adegbile,” Cruz began.
Adegbile described his role as Abu-Jamal’s defense lawyer as “a great honor,” a fact not missed by Cruz.
Commentary by Jeffrey Hardin
What a down hill battle this will be, especially with Senators like Rand Paul believe the president has a right to his picks, and must be given some leeway, just as he put it after his confirmation of Hagel!
It is no wonder we are not seeing anything done by our elected officials and why should we, we keep on reelecting them, just as the brainless Texans did John Cronyn yesterday! We belly ache about these corrupted officials and then we reelect them, whose damn fault is that?!
We cannot fix Washington when we too are just as badly broken as voters and citizens of this great nation! When in the name of YHVH god are we ever going to get that!
Rand Paul on his confirming Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel;
On final passage though I take the position that the president does have some leeway and some prerogative in who he appoints to political appointees.