Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement in opposition to the nomination of Kristen Clarke to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division:
“The Civil Rights Division is among the most powerful and important prosecutorial teams at the Department of Justice. I am disappointed that President Biden and Senate Democrats have entrusted this authority to an extremist like Kristen Clarke. Not only did Ms. Clarke refuse to condemn convicted and admitted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal during her confirmation process but she even lobbied the Department of Justice to drop voter intimidation cases involving the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia. I could not support Ms. Clarke’s confirmation, as such radical views should disqualify her from a position responsible for pursuing justice for the American people.”