Full Senate to Vote Monday on Debo Adegbile

by Roger Clegg

Senator Harry Reid has filed cloture on President Obama’s nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and set the full Senate’s vote on it for Monday. 

I’m told that red-state Democrats are not happy about this vote, and rightly so, especially in light of Mr. Adegbile’s enthusiastic and politicized defense of convicted Philadelphia cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal (among other radical credentials). I’ve written about the nomination here and here, and the Wall Street Journal ran an excellent op-ed this week opposing the nomination, by Republican Pennsylvania senator Pat Toomey and Democratic Philadelphia district attorney R. Seth Williams.

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