MANCHESTER - Scott Brown released the following statement in response to President Obama's decision to withdraw Debo Adegbile's nomination to the Justice Department:
"I am pleased that President Obama has finally withdrawn Debo Adegbile's nomination to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. His controversial representation of a convicted cop killer is offensive to law enforcement and victim's rights groups, not only here in New Hampshire but around the country. Just as troubling as President Obama's nomination of Mr. Adegbile was Senator Shaheen's support for it. This was another example of Senator Shaheen putting the President's agenda ahead of doing what was right. Thankfully, a bipartisan majority of senators stood together to block consideration of this ill-conceived appointment."