Mary Landrieu’s track record of supporting questionable Obama nominees took another blow Monday when cop-killer defender Debo Adegbile withdrew his nomination for a Department of Justice post. Senator Landrieu went against the wishes of law enforcement to vote to confirm Mr. Adegbile, who voluntarily defended cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981.
Landrieu’s shameful vote for Mr. Adegbile probably played a role in Louisiana sheriffs’ reluctance to support Landrieu. According to a report, Landrieu staff had to strong arm and intimidate sheriffs to endorse Landrieu after the law enforcement officials initially voted against doing so.LAGOP Executive Director Jason Doré issued the following statement:
“Mary Landrieu has shown she’ll vote for whomever and whatever President Obama tells her to – whether that’s someone who willingly defended a cop-killer, a radical environmentalist bureaucrat, or a job-killing takeover of health care like ObamaCare. Her record of supporting President Obama’s agenda 97 percent of the time is indicative of how out of touch with Louisiana values Landrieu has become after 17 years living in Washington, D.C.”