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2016 couldn't get here any sooner so we can finally get rid of this Tea Party clown:

1/7/03.U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., during his mock swearing-in with House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill..CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY PHOTO BY SCOTT J. FERRELL (Newscom TagID: cqphotos015321)     [Photo via Newscom]
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) argued that the defeat of President Barack Obama's pick to lead a key division of the Justice Department was not about racism but rather because Debo Adegbile participated in an "anti-American campaign" to defend Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal.

"This was always about the principle that no one should be able to make a mockery of our criminal justice system, fan the flames of racial strife in America, join a dishonest, international anti-American campaign, along the way drag the family of a fallen police officer with three decades of health and then be burned by most of the Justice Department," Toomey said during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

Toomey's comments on Adegbile on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, came a day after a number of Democrats joined every Republican senator to block his nomination to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. - TPM, 3/6/14

Yep, add that to the long list of reasons Toomey needs the boot in 2016.  Luckily, decorated Admiral and former Congressman Joe Sestak (D. PA) is already getting ready for a comeback bid.  If you would like to donate to his campaign, you can do so here:

Originally posted to pdc on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 03:00 PM PST.

Also republished by Pittsburgh Area Kossacks, Philly Kos, DKos Pennsylvania, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, and Black Kos community.

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