Senator Toomey: Good Day for Pennsylvania

Published 03/06 2014 03:12PM

Updated 03/06 2014 03:15PM

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.”

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