(RepublicanInformer.com)- Back in January, Tucker Carlson raised the alarm about Kristen Clarke, Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
While Clarke’s nomination was in the Judiciary Committee, Senator Ted Cruz, voicing many of the same concerns as Tucker Carlson, was unequivocal in his objection to her nomination.
Kristen Clarke’s disdain for law enforcement is evident. pic.twitter.com/RVXdNspRNM
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May 14, 2021
After their debate, the Judiciary Committee failed to advance Clarke’s nomination out of the committee. But thanks to Chuck Schumer’s intervention, Clarke’s nomination was allowed to proceed to the full Senate.
In a speech from the Senate floor on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed the objections to this radical attorney, calling her “unfit” to serve in the Justice Department.
Citing Clarke’s history of racist and anti-Semitic remarks – especially in light of the recent violence against Jews – as well as her support for defunding police, McConnell urged his colleagues to vote against her confirmation.
Unfortunately, McConnell’s message wasn’t enough to stop Clarke’s nomination.
On Tuesday, by a 51 to 48 vote, Kristen Clarke was confirmed to head up the Civil Rights Division. Republican Susan Collins of Maine joined the Democrats in voting for her confirmation. And later that evening, Clarke was sworn in by Vice President Harris.
Chuck Schumer, reducing Clarke to the color of her skin, said her confirmation on the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd made it “particularly poignant and appropriate.”
President Biden tweeted his congratulations to Clarke claiming she would work “tirelessly” for civil rights and push the nation “closer to our founding ideals of liberty, justice, and equality for all.”
By advocating for the defunding of the police?
Or by advocating that blacks are superior to whites?
Senator Cruz, echoing Senator McConnell, tweeted succinctly “Kristen Clark is unfit to the lead the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.”
Vice President Harris’ spokeswoman Symone Sanders claimed criticism of Clarke’s racist and radical writings are nothing but partisan attacks, adding “there’s nothing partisan about protecting the civil rights of the American people.”
Whether Clarke will actually do that remains unlikely.
Like most of Biden’s picks, Kristen Clarke previously worked in the Obama Justice Department.
Last year during the devastating riots that followed the death of George Floyd, Clarke wrote an op-ed at Newsweek titled “I Prosecuted Police Killings. Defund the Police – But Be Strategic.”
Additionally, like failed Biden nominee Neera Tanden, Clarke had a history of lobbing ugly attacks against sitting US Senators – including Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV).
Manchin voted for Clarke’s confirmation.