Georgia Rep. David Scott (D), said he approached Jarrett about two nominees in particular: one who once supported a state bill to keep the Confederate battle emblem a part of Georgia’s flag, and another who led the defense of the state’s photo ID law, which Scott claims is a statute designed “to keep black folks, as much as possible, from voting.”
“I asked her specifically that they should be [withdrawn]. She just didn’t say anything,” said Scott, who did not attend the briefing on nominees but was present at a later meeting with Jarrett and the full CBC.
“Do you think George Bush would have been able to do this, or any white president would have been able to do this? No,” Scott said. “The president should have said, ‘There’s absolutely no way I want to go down in history as putting these kinds of people into federal court nominations against my own African-American [people]’ … It’s a tragedy.”
On the other hand, I’m sure the white-hating racists of the CBC are perfectly fine with this nomination:
Fraternal Order of Police President Chuck Canterbury penned a January 6, 2014 letter to the President that reads:
As word of this nomination spreads through the law enforcement community, reactions range from anger to incredulity. Under this nominee’s leadership, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People volunteered their services to represent Wesley Cook, better known to the world as Mumia Abu-Jamal — our country’s most notorious cop-killer. 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.
Confederate flags or photo IDs? Race crimes!
Backshot dead white cops? No problem.
Multiple witnesses from the hospital where Cook was treated after he killed the young Officer Faulkner, both white and black, testified in court that Cook stated, “I shot the motherf**ker and I hope the motherf**ker dies.”
Odd. I feel the same way about him. Which is why I am less than thrilled about the Obama nominee who helped to keep that from happening.
America today: We must discuss the racism inherent in requiring voter photo identification, but we must not discuss the racism inherent in black thugs who murder white cops and then boast about it. Or those who help them avoid punishment for it.