A black conservative activist is appalled at President Barack Obama's decision to appoint a radical Leftist attorney to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
The outgoing president recently appointed Debo Adegbile to a six-year term – to the dismay of many conservative Republicans.
Adegbile angered many in the law enforcement community for his representation of Mumia Abu-Jamal. who was convicted of murdering Philadelphia police officer, Daniel Faulkner, in 1981. Adegbile was able to get the death penalty of the member of the militant racial group, the Black Panthers, reduced to life imprisonment without parole. Abu-Jamal was a notorious political activist and journalist before his conviction.
Stacy Washington, who serves as a member of the National Advisory Council's Project 21 black leadership network, is angered at Obama's in-your-face appointment of a man who was soundly rejected – even by some Democrats in the Senate – when the president appointed him to lead the Justice Department's office on civil rights back in 2014.
Washington contends that Republicans will be able to work around the Obama-appointed Leftist.
"Barack Obama thinks that this cannot be undone,” the African American leader asserted. “But there is a way – you simply dismantle the Civil Rights Commission.”
She maintains that President-elect Donald Trump could either work to get rid of Adegbile himself or rely on Congress to do it.
“A President Trump and his administration could use an executive order, or it could go to Congress – which is controlled by the Republicans – and request that a congressional body disband this council," Washington suggested.