Obama’s Pick For The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Has Infuriated The Nation’s Largest Police Union Matt Vespa Posted: Dec 17, 2016
Now, The Fraternal Order of Police and The International Union of Police Associations have condemned his latest appointment, which carries a six-year term and does not require Senate confirmation (via Brent Scher/Free Beacon):
The Obama administration announced on Thursday that it was nominating Adegbile for a six-year term on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Unlike its appointment of Adegbile in 2014 to chair the Justice Department Civil Rights Division, this nomination does not require approval from the Senate.Guess settling some old scores is on Obama’s docket before he makes his exit on January 20.
John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police’s chapter in Philadelphia, lashed out at the Obama administration over the appointment, calling it “Obama’s goodbye present to police across the nation.”
“That’s just the old kick in the teeth to the cops,” McNesby said during an appearance on the Dom Giordano Show on Friday morning. “I guess it’s Obama’s goodbye present to police across the nation.”
McNesby said that he saw the appointment as “payback to the FOP” and vowed that he would push the incoming Trump administration to fight it.
The International Union of Police Associations, a member organization of the AFL-CIO, also condemned the appointment on Friday.
“President Obama has, once again, gone out of his way to demonstrate his utter distain for our nation’s law enforcement officers,” said Sam Cabral, the union’s president, in a Friday statement.