Author Topic: Harry Reid: 'I Won't Give Up' On Obama's Civil Rights Pick Debo Adegbile  (Read 328 times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told a group of reporters on Thursday he won't give up on confirming President Barack Obama's top civil rights nominee, Debo P. Adegbile, who was voted down the previous day.

"I have such high regard for him as a person," Reid said in his Capitol Hill office. "His life story is really the American dream. Such a modest, really smart man."

Adegbile, a nominee to be Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, received just 47 votes on the Senate floor Tuesday, falling short of the 50 needed to move forward. Seven Democrats and every Republican torpedoed the nomination, citing his past as a lawyer for the NAACP, when he defended Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted in 1981 of killing a police officer.


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, when he defended Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted in 1981 of killing a police officer.

He didn't defend Jamal at his murder trial. He demonstrated against the death penalty, and worked to get the death penalty reduced.  He was an is still  a jerk.

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, when he defended Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted in 1981 of killing a police officer.

He didn't defend Jamal at his murder trial. He demonstrated against the death penalty, and worked to get the death penalty reduced.  He was an is still  a jerk.


I'm so sick of the media - as well as Democrats and so-called Republicans spinning the truth to fit their particular naratives - this case is an excellent example... as you pointed out he did not defend this guy, he just got in on the coattails to try and make a name for himself.
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Reid is desperately packing the nations courts (while he can) - looks like now they've pretty well packed the DC court they are branching out to Michigan.

http://gov.mtopgroup.com/art1/live/senate
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The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session. Cal. #563 (Carolyn McHugh to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 10th Circuit). Reid filed cloture on the nomination. Cal. #577 (Matthew Frederick Leitman to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan). Reid filed cloture on the nomination. Cal. #578 (Judith Ellen Levy to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan). Reid filed cloture on the nomination. Cal. #579 (Laurie Michelson to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan). Reid filed cloture on the nomination. Cal. #580 (Linda Vivenne Parker to be U.S. District Judge of the Eastern District of Michigan). Reid filed cloture on the nomination. At a time to be determined, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Cal. #512 (Sarah Bloom Raskin, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury). There will be 20 minutes of debate followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.
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Here is the link showing just how busy Reid has been

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_113_2.htm
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We will give up on him for you Harry.
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