Cruz: “Those Who Lionize Convicted Cop Killers are Not Suitable for Major Leadership Roles at the DOJ” (Video)

Tomorrow, Obama’s race-baiting pick to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Dept, will get his up or down confirmation vote in the Senate. Obama had to search long and hard to find someone even more radical than now Labor Sec Thomas Perez, but by Gosh – he did it with cop killer advocate,  Debo Adegbile.

The FBI Agents Association, National Fraternal Order of Police, Major County Sheriff’s Association, National Association of Police Organizations, National Sheriff’s Assoc, and the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association have all come out in public opposition to the nomination of Adegbile. But most Democrats will vote in lock step to confirm him tomorrow because that’s how Democrats roll. Vulnerable Democrats running for reelection in red states may think twice, however. Not because it would be the right thing to do, but to save their own hides.

Paul Mirengoff of Powerline reports:

Unless half a dozen or so Democrats vote no, the race hustler will be confirmed.

Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey has said he will vote no. Philadelphia, of course, was the scene of Mumia’s crime and of the disgraceful “free Mumia” movement. It is telling, therefore, that Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senator can’t swallow Adegbile’s confirmation.

Will other Democrats join Casey? Not unless, like Casey, they perceive that doing so will enhance their electoral prospects. Time and time again we’ve seen that the Democratic Senate majority marches in lock-step except where the electoral imperative dictates otherwise. Conscience and considerations of basic decency are never factors.

Fortunately, as Roll Call observes, “several Democrats up for re-election in swing or conservative states might think twice about wading into the hornets’ nest that surrounds Abu-Jamal.” Roll Call cites Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Mark Begich of Alaska, Mark Warner of Virginia, and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Perhaps Mark Udall of Colorado should also be included, especially now

that he is likely to face strong opposition in November.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, registered his opposition to the nomination on the Senate floor today while honoring the brave service of America’s fallen police officers.

 “It is out of respect for our nation’s police officers that I rise to oppose the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be the head of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division,” Sen. Cruz said. “We must remember our nation’s fallen police officers who have bravely given their lives to serve our nation and to protect us. They form the backbone of our country that supports the rule of law and they risk their lives every day to keep law-abiding Americans safe.”

In his remarks, the Senator noted that although every criminal defendant is entitled to an attorney, Adegbile’s representation of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a man convicted of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981, was pure political advocacy. Abu-Jamal’s guilt was not in doubt – four eyewitnesses saw the shooting and Abu-Jamal confessed and stated in front of three witnesses that he hoped that Officer Faulkner died. And although Abu-Jamal already had a team of high-priced volunteer lawyers that had filed dozens of petitions and appeals, Adegbile and his team joined the case in 2009, 27 years after Faulkner’s death, and then began politicizing it. Under Adegbile’s supervision, rallies, protests, and media campaigns instead dishonestly portrayed Abu-Jamal as a political prisoner and victim of racial injustice.

“This is not a matter of left wing or right wing politics,” Sen. Cruz continued. “We all should agree that violent criminals should be punished. We should all agree that those who advocate for, celebrate, lionize convicted cop killers are not suitable for major leadership roles at the United States Department of Justice. I urge every member of this body to oppose this nomination.”

In addition to his voluntary defense of a convicted cop-killer, Adegbile has a record of opposing common-sense voter ID laws, attacking religious liberties, advocating federal interference in religious institutions, and opposing Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

I agree with Paul Mirengoff that with Dingy’s blessing, some of the vulnerable Dems will join Casey in opposition, leaving Reid with just enough votes to confirm Obama’s race-baiting selection to head the Civil Rights Division.”

In any event, we encourage constituents of Democratic Senators, especially the endangered ones, to make their views known. Here are some of the relevant phone numbers:

Mark Begich 202-224-3004
Kay Hagan 202-224-6342
Mary Landrieu 202-224-5824
Mark Pryor 202-224-2353
Jeanne Sheehan 202-224-2841
Mark Udall 202-224-5941
Mark Warner 202-224-2023

German Home Schooling Family Can Stay In The US

Is it possible someone in the Obama administration did something right, for a change?

Via Weasel Zippers an update to this story. Feel good story of the day.

On Tuesday, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) announced a drastic turnaround on the part of the federal government: The German Romeike family, which sought asylum in the United States to home-school their children, will now be allowed to stay in America.

“The Romeikes can stay!!!” the HSLDA announced on its Facebook page.

Just one day ago, the Romeikes thought they would be forced to return to Germany, where the state could take custody of their children because of their decision to home-school. At a minimum, they would face increasingly harsh fines for violating Germany’s compulsory attendance law.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike have been fighting to remain in the United States since 2008, when they fled to Tennessee, but the Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal for asylum on Monday.

A post on the HSLDA’s Facebook wall signed by the organization’s chairman explains the change:

Today, a Supervisor with the Department of Homeland Security called a member of our legal team to inform us that the Romeike family has been granted “indefinite deferred status”. This means that the Romeikes can stay in the United States permanently (unless they are convicted of a crime, etc.)

Last night it looked like they would be deported, but much can change in one day.

After the Supreme Court ruling, yesterday, Congressman Trey Gowdy told Fox News, “the president is advocating for the legalization or citizenship of 12 million people, surely you would think that the Obama administration would find it in their heart to support one single family, that just wants to exercise its right to educate their children under our First Amendment – in my judgement, to educate their children according to their religious views. I don’t know why the DOJ would not rush to the defense of family that just wants to exercise their First Amendment beliefs.

 

The Banality of Evil: Jorge Ramos Asks PP’s Cecile Richards When Life Begins – Wait ‘Til You Hear Her Answer

Fusion TV’s Jorge Ramos spoke with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards during a segment called, “Is there a Place For Planned Parenthood in Politics?” Ramos, who’s been dubbed the Walter Cronkite of Hispanic media, asked Richards when she believed life begins, and he didn’t let America’s foremost abortion advocate get away with filibustering her answer. She tried to dodge the question by saying, “this is a question that I think will be debated through the centuries, and people come down with very different points of view on that.” Ramos pressed her, “but for you what’s that point.”

Cecile, growing annoyed, answered “it is not something that I feel is part of this conversation….I think that every woman has to make her own decision…what we do at Planned Parenthood is make sure that women have all their options…” etc etc etc.

He let her go on like that for awhile, and then he asked for a third time, “why would it be so controversial for you to say when life starts?”

Cecile, sensing that her filibuster was coming to an end, blustered, “well – I don’t think that it’s controversial, but I don’t know that it’s relevant to the conversation. For me, I’m the mother of three children…(brace yourselves)... for me life began when I delivered them. Um..They’ve been probably the most important thing in my life ever since…but that’s my own personal decision.”

Life begins precisely after the doctor pulls the baby out of the mother.

Via Chicks on the Right:

She carried three children to term and none of them became human beings to her until after they were born. Before then, they were lumps of tissue mass at the mercy of her feminist whims. If she had changed her mind one day before her due date, and personally decided not to become a mother  – that late term abortion would have been hunky-dory because the child wasn’t human. It’s not a human unless a woman says it is (it is for her to decide) and Cecile Richards said her unborn children weren’t human until after they were born.

There is no objective truth. There is only what is convenient and expedient. If the unborn is convenient, it’s a human. If it isn’t convenient, it’s a thing.

Hideous.