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Obama’s blocked DOJ nominee Debo Adegbile withdraws


WH withdraws nomination of Debo Adegbile, nominated for top civil rights post but blocked by Dems unhappy with work for Mumia Abu-Jamal

— carl hulse (@hillhulse) September 15, 2014

In March, the Democrat-controlled Senate failed to confirm radical nominee Debo Adegbile, who was President Obama’s choice to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Adegbile having assisted in the representation of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a police officer in 1981, caused enough Democrats to vote “no” to derail the confirmation. Harry Reid called opposition to Adegbile “unfair guilt by association.”

Today, Adegbile officially withdrew a nomination that was clearly going nowhere:

President Obama's civil rights nominee, Debo Adegbile, resigns from consideration after being blocked by Senate. http://t.co/JJa5hIrPga

— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) September 15, 2014

WH officially withdraws Debo Adegbile pic.twitter.com/MMc7i2rRXf

— E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcSan) September 15, 2014

OBSTRUCTIONISTS!!! MT @hillhulse WH withdraws nomination of Debo Adegbile, blocked by Dems unhappy with work for Mumia Abu-Jamal

— Seth (@dcseth) September 15, 2014

Pleased the President withdrew his nomination for Adegbile, disappointed Sen Shaheen supported him in the first place http://t.co/FNtMflcSnW

— Scott P. Brown (@SenScottBrown) September 15, 2014

Ted Cruz March 2014 speech against withdrawn Obama nominee Debo Adegbile HERE http://t.co/WNqf8wVRyO

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) September 15, 2014

Adegbile will instead work for a private law firm:

Debo Adegbile, Obama's voted down choice for civils rights post throws in towel, joins private sector http://t.co/I1v7M0PCqk

— Colby Itkowitz (@ColbyItkowitz) September 15, 2014

We’ll now wait for Harry Reid to blame the Koch brothers for Adegbile’s nomination going down in flames.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/15/obamas-blocked-doj-nominee-debo-adegbile-withdraws/

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