On Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took the administration to task over the nomination of former NAACP attorney Debo Adegbile to the Justice Department's civil rights division in a post on her Facebook, saying the nomination proves "evil reigns" under Obama.
"You know evil reigns when America’s 'leader' gives full-throated support for a cop-killer advocate. Obama wants this guy to help run the Department of Justice," she wrote.
"And here I thought I’d seen it all with the way the administration coddled the racist DHS employee who advocated murder and violent hate speech on his website," she added, referring to Ayo Kimathi, the former Homeland Security employee who advocated killing white people on his personal website.
On the same day Palin wrote the post, Adegbile's nomination was defeated in the Senate on a bipartisan 52-47 vote.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid -- who also voted no in a parliamentary move -- claimed racism was the reason for Adegbile's defeat.
The real reason, however, was Adegbile's voluntary work in the case of convicted cop-killer Mumia abu-Jamal, who was sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. His death sentence was commuted to life in prison, thanks in part to work by Adegbile.
Eight Democrats, including Reid, voted against Adegbile.
President Obama called the vote a "travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant" in a statement posted at the White House.
"The fact that his nomination was defeated solely based on his legal representation of a defendant runs contrary to a fundamental principle of our system of justice – and those who voted against his nomination denied the American people an outstanding public servant," Obama added while failing to mention the defendant Adegbile helped was a cop-killer lauded by many on the far left.
Palin went on to say that Americans are witnessing "a lost cause on the domestic and international fronts."
"So, what we do is hold on, pray hard, and oust the Obama administration’s agenda at the ballot box. Work hard, America, as you look forward to the end of the Obama era. It will be the end of an error," she added.
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