Senate rejects Justice nominee in stinging defeat for Obama

The Senate rejected President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division on Wednesday in a stunning 47-52 vote in which seven Democrats abandoned their leadership.

The vote was all the more remarkable for the five Democrats in tough reelection races next year who voted in vain to move Debo Adegbile’s nomination forward.

Their votes now become ammunition for Senate Republicans, who argued Adegbile was unfit to serve because of his legal work in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.

The vote was a stinging defeat for the White House that showed President Obama is politically out of step with some centrist Democrats heading into the midterm elections.

Obama labeled the vote a “travesty” based on “wildly unfair” character attacks.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • James says:

    Well just like I told you, Congress is giving you a Crum so you will re-elect them in November. This really did not amount to anything, but the Democrats will claim something to tell the voters when they campaign. Still vote them out. The only way you will get Obama stopped is to vote the democrats out of both houses. Then Impeachment can start with a chance of victory in the
    Senate. If you do not do it now all the criminals will be pardoned by Obama
    just before his term expires. Remember if the IRS can target someone they can target you.

  • geddaklew says:

    Adegbile has a history of contempt for the Constitutional Rights of The People. Good riddance!

  • floramae says:

    About time someone put a stinger in it!!

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