Maureen Faulkner Should Speak at Debo Adegbile’s Nomination Hearing
Instead of rubberstamping the loony left maniacs Obama appoints to positions of power over us, Republican Senators should take advantage of their advice and consent role to at least inform the public just how pernicious some of these people can be. Chuck Grassley has the idea:
The widow of a Philadelphia police officer gunned down by a man whose lawyer has been picked by President Obama for a top civil rights post says she wants to testify at his confirmation hearing.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that he backed Maureen Faulkner’s request to speak at Debo Adegbile’s nomination hearing.
She would know as well as anyone the effects of the ideology Adegbile personifies.
Obama nominated Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
However, he is now facing increased criticism for his role in getting convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal’s death sentence overturned during his time as a practicing attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1981 of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.
Maureen Faulkner says she’s “outraged” by Obama’s decision to nominate Adegbile to the post.
“Officers who knew Danny, and who like him put their lives on the line every day, must now witness Adgebile, a man proud to have chosen to aid the murderer of their friend, singled out for honors and high office by the government of the United States,” she wrote to Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a Jan. 14 letter. “It is an abomination to now reward Mr. Adgebile as if he had done something wonderful.”
Danny Faulkner’s widow isn’t the only one enraged:
The Fraternal Order of Police recently sent a letter to Obama opposing Adgebile’s possible appointment.
“This nomination can be interpreted in only one way: it is a thumb in the eye of our nation’s law enforcement officers,” Chuck Canterbury, president of the police group, wrote in a letter addressed to Obama.
Some background on liberal heartthrob Mumia Abu-Jamal and his champion Adegbile:
There has never been any question regarding Abu-Jamal’s guilt. The only doubt, among the most unhinged fringe of the radical Left, is whether it really needs to be illegal for black militants to shoot white police officers in the back. The virulently anti-American Marxist Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook), who has been affiliated with NPR, the Black Panthers, and the violent left-wing cult MOVE, assassinated officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood in 1981.
He made no serious attempt to convince anyone of his innocence, instead using his trial as an opportunity to endear himself to his fellow leftists.
In a crazy world, crazy legal strategies work.
Mumia was sensibly sentenced to death for his despicable crime, but thanks to his rock star status among liberals and the legal support of ideological compadres like Adegbile, his execution was stalled and stalled again until authorities finally gave up and took him off death row. …
Former Justice Department lawyer J. Christian Adams accurately describes the choice of Adegbile as “an in-your-face nomination” intended to send “a message to Republicans and conservatives that the radical racial policies of the Justice Department will continue full speed ahead.” Adams notes that “in Eric Holder’s Justice Department, nakedly racialist policies are standard fare, and Adegbile will fit right in.”
We are past the point where decent, informed people are likely to support the Obama Regime. There are still plenty of decent people in this country. The problem is that too few are informed. Conservatives need to stop waiting for the establishment news media to inform them and seize upon every chance to do it themselves. Whenever Obama appoints a kook like Adegbile, Senate confirmation hearings are a golden opportunity to publicly rub his face in his malevolent extremism.
On a tip from Wiggins. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.