Harkin said the vote shows the Senate measures nominees according to race
The race card never wears out. According to Democratic Senator Tom Harkin, the problem with Obama DOJ nominee Debo Adegbile was not that he was a cop killer's lawyer, but that so many senators were huge racists.
Harkin said the vote against Debo Adegbile shows the Senate measures nominees according to race, and suggested the lawyer would have been confirmed as head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division if he was white instead of biracial.
Also if he wasn't a cop-killer's lawyer.
"We sent a message: We have a double standard. A terrible double standard," Harkin said.
Yes we do. Dems constantly cry racism, but are never held accountable for racism.
"However, if you are a young black person and you go to work for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund … and you're asked to sign an appeal for someone convicted of murder, what the message said today is, 'Don't do it! Don't do it."'
The message should be, "Don't do" in general. Here's what the incredibly racist National Association of Police Organizations, Inc. had to say about Debo Adegbile.
NAPO is deeply concerned that under Mr. Adegbile’s leadership, the Legal Defense Fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People volunteered their services to defend Mumia Abu-Jamal, a convicted cop- killer. Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982. Mr. Adegbile worked tirelessly to free this unrepentant cop-killer. The nominee’s efforts led to the overturning of the just sentence Abu-Jamal received for murdering a valuable member of the law enforcement community.
And here's what the National Fraternal Order of Police had to say.
There is no disputing that Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered by this thug. His just sentence - death - was undone by your nominee and others like him who turned the justice system on its head with unfounded and unproven allegations of racism. We are aware of the tried and true shield behind which activists of Adegbile's ilk are wont to hide - that everyone is entitled to a defense; but surely you would agree that a defense should not be based on falsely disparaging and savaging the good name and reputation of a lifeless police officer.
Unproven allegations of racism? Sounds right up Tom Harkin's alley.