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When asked at the House Republican retreat, last week, whether or not he would attend Obama’s public swearing-in ceremony, Ryan replied, “Yes,” it’s my obligation.”
As we enter a new phase in the age of Obama, see how his minions reacted to Ryan as he left the Capitol building to attend Obama’s second inauguration ceremony, today.
So nice to see the unifying spirit of MLK alive and well at President Obama’s inauguration celebration today.
Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) January 21, 2013
Of course, they’re just taking cues from the boss.
Josh Painter (@Josh_Painter) January 21, 2013
And no – the ring leader wasn’t just some random, anonymous crowd troll. He was one of the hyper politicized hires of Eric Holder’s DOJ Voting Section, Dan Freeman.
Mr. Freeman comes to the Voting Section following a fellowship at the New York Civil Liberties Union. He previously interned at the ACLU, where he assisted the organization with its efforts to attack the Bush administration’s national security policies. He also helped to challenge the “state secrets privilege” and to support the rights of terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay during an internship at Human Rights First.
On his resume, Freeman proudly notes his membership in the liberal American Constitution Society, as well as his service as co-chair of the Yale Law School Democrats. Of course, being a member of the American Constitution Society does not bar you from federal employment. Yet the Bush administration was castigated for hiring lawyers who were members of the Federalist Society. Incidentally, Mr. Freeman is helping lead the Voting Section’s review of redistricting submissions from the state of Alabama.
He proudly boasted that he started the booing, himself today, on Facebook:
Classy. But would you expect anything better from Holder’s radicalized DOJ?
Linked by Bryan Preston at PJ Tatler: DOJ Voting Section Lawyer Marred Inauguration by Booing Rep. Paul Ryan
Eliana Johnson of The Corner: After President Denounces ‘Name-Calling,’ Paul Ryan Booed at Inaugural Celebration
Dan Collins, The Conservative Commune: DOJ Voting Section Bigwig Leads Inauguration Crowd in Booing Paul Ryan
The Lonely Conservative: Civility: Paul Ryan Booed At Inauguration – Booing Started By DOJ Lawyer