Shaheen dodges reporters after controversial vote

New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen fled the scene of the vote Wednesday – following her decision to support President Obama’s controversial nominee for U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

Debo Adgebile represented Mumia Abu-Jamal – who was convicted of murdering a Philadelphia cop in 1982. In 2011, during which time Adgebile aided his appeal efforts, a death sentence was dropped to life without parole.

That Obama nominated him for a high-level position drew a firestorm of criticism that turned it into a major national issue. Both the Fraternal Order of Police and National Association of Police Officials fiercely opposed his nomination, going as far as to say Adgebile “made his name defending one of the most notorious and unrepentant cop killers around.”

Seven Democrats defected to join Republicans in halting his nomination, voting 52-47 against. Shaheen, who’s up for re-election this year, wasn’t one of them.

Of course, that didn’t mean she was going to take the time to talk to anyone about it.

“I think he’s well-qualified,” Shaheen quipped before dashing into an elevator and away from reporters.

“Senator Shaheen’s decision to blindly support another radical Obama Administration nominee serves as a reminder that she votes with the president 99 percent of the time instead of voting with New Hampshire. Once again, Jeanne Shaheen decided to take orders from President Obama and ignore serious concerns voiced by law enforcement officials and even fellow Democrat senators,” stated NHGOP chair Jennifer Horn in a press release.

Author: Staff Reporter

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  • Bob B

    If one Republican votes with the Democrats, it is a bipartisan vote. If seven Democrats vote with the Republicans, they are defections and controversial.

  • Mark Power

    Shaheen and her supporters are trash, just like Obama and Adgebile.

  • DavidKramer

    So there are Democrat racists? Whodathought!? Oh sorry, I forgot that the Democrats are the party of the KKK and slavery……….slipped my mind see.

  • Alan J Fraize

    She has too be replaced she’s a dumass

  • blue_collar_hoosier

    love how NPR reported that “seven southern Democrats” voted with republicans.

    I’m no Scholar like the dear Prez, but states like New Hampshire, Indiana (Woot!!), North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Montana, and West Virginia (which split from Virginia prior to the Civil War to side with the North) aren’t exactly “the South”.

    • DavidKramer

      Shhhhh, “NPR is on a roll.”

  • Guest

    Jean Shaheen supports cop killers.

  • Bandit

    He’s a well qualified cop killer supporter and racist

  • jaza

    The guy is a lawyer who defended a politically unpopular client. John Adams did it Chief Justice Roberts did it. This is the essence of our constitutionial form of government. Lawyers cannot be hung for doing what the profession and the constitution requires of them. Shaheen made the right vote this time.