Yesterday saw a major defeat for the Obama Justice Department when seven Democrat Senators rejected President Obama’s choice to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, Debo Adegbile, as too radical. This is becoming a more regular occurrence as many Democrats are finding President Obama and the actions of his Justice Department lawyers too extreme for their liking.
While the fight over Debo Adegbile's nomination to DOJ was very much out in the open, the leader of the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder, efforts regarding felon voting are also causing a lot of discomfort for Democrats. Once again the ideas of the Obama Justice Department are too extreme for liberal Democrat Senators.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to restore voting rights to felons after they’ve served their time in prison has split Senate Democrats. . . .
[Sen. Mark] Warner [D-VA] suggested imposing a higher threshold for violent ex-felons to regain voting rights. . . .
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), whose re-election became significantly tougher when Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) announced a Senate bid this week, referred questions about ex-felons voting rights to his press office. His spokesman did not respond to follow-up calls and e-mails.
The offices of Sens. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) declined to respond to questions about proposals to restore voting rights to ex-felons.
While only Warner outright opposed Holder, you can bet some of those other Senators would also oppose Holder’s extreme proposals if it were up to a vote in the Senate. The Obama Administration and their liberal allies supporting liberal radicals such as Debo Adegbile and such positions as automatic felon restoration are not just too extreme for Republicans and independents, but a growing number of Democrats.