Senator Toomey: Good Day For Pennsylvania And Those Who Believe In Justice
Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the vote on Debo Adegbile to head the civil rights division at the Department of Justice. The Senate voted 47-52 to not invoke cloture on the nomination of Mr. Adegbile to be an Assistant Attorney General.
"Today is a good day for Pennsylvania, for America, and for those who believe in justice. It was a hard fought victory to the end. I appreciate the bipartisan support of my colleagues -- including Senators Casey, Coons, and Manchin -- and from Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams in opposing the confirmation of Mr. Adegbile.
"Today the Senate affirmed that our criminal justice system must never be abused to propagate a dishonest, radical agenda. The American people, especially law enforcement and Maureen Faulkner, deserve better."