In a 51 to 48 vote, the Senate confirmed Kristen Clarke on Tuesday to be the Justice Department’s civil rights chief.
This position puts Clarke in charge of investigating police abuses and enforcing voting rights laws and federal statutes prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, religion and other factors.
Ironically enough, the Biden nominee previously endorsed proposals to “defund the police” in a 2020 Newsweek op-ed, according to the National Review.
Clarke was grilled about it during the hearing.
“I do not support defunding the police,” Clarke said in response to a question from Sen. Cruz. “The impetus for writing that op-ed was to make clear that I do not support defunding the police.” She added that she instead wants to “channel resources to places such as mental health treatment.”
She blamed editors for choosing a poor headline: “I Prosecuted Police Killings. Defund the Police But Be Strategic.”
However, Cruz noted that she had written three separate times throughout the piece that “we must invest less in police” and more in social services.
Clarke, the first black woman to fill the significant position, steps into the role at a critical time in our nation after a year of protest over police treatment of black citizens.
Indeed, Senate republicans have been critical of Clarke and whether she can be a nonpartisan enforcer of civil rights.
“A vote for Kristen Clarke is a vote to defund the police,” Sen. Tom Cotton said before the vote.
Sen. Susan Collins was the only republican to vote alongside democrats in support of Clarke’s confirmation, USA Today reports.
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How timely—there was an article on here yesterday about doublethink.
This clearly shows that these people are not right mentally—I say that not sarcastically at all—they really have a mental condition.
Or posit the question, “Just how Rich is the Biden crime family getting in the sell-out of American law and order?” Just what did Bernie and AOC promise him to turn traitor to his country and empower those who only seek power OVER The People? I Claudius played the fool for decades to avoid getting whacked by Caligula, only to later inherit his job. This one is more like Caligula trying to play the forgivable age depleted, in order to steal the Republic.
NO ONE In the dem party it seems, is right in the head…
Collins is senile, eho votes for someone who hates white people and America.
“after a year of protest over police treatment of black citizens.”
Humm… The national sport of blacks is to riot, burn and loot at any given reason.
I.A.W. U.S. Census & FBI (Table 43a)
Black males make up about 6% of the U.S. population but every year commit ~53% of all the murders and ~55% of all robberies in the U.S…
Every year in the U.S. there are ~5,000 African-Americans men, women and children killed and 93% of them were killed by fellow African-Americans.
One reaps what they sow.
Susan Collins voted for this racist piece of you know what. Just remember the Democrat communist dogma, all police are evil and racist. Look at what a disgrace our nation has become.
I PRAY THE day, collins gets ousted, COMES SWIFTLY!
Why oh why isn’t this fool Collins primaried or better yet, told to run for the Democrats as the tool she is?
I have a feeling that the Senate is going to regret confirming this woman !
Only Republicans, Dems will love her!
Invest more into social service ???? You mean more welfare and food stamps ??? Or do You mean more like lightfoot, who ties the hands of police. ????
SINCE only one cowardly rino, sided with the libs, why would those libtards regret confirming her?
I think America will regret this woman’s appointment, another Biden nail
in our coffin. Sooner than later we will see slavery of citizens to State
control, loss of family control over children, taxation to lower standards
to that of the third world and on and on and on………to civil war……….William
Susan Collins is just so brave to reach across the aisle to save the republic, a replacement for McCain in the Senate. Who is the other Republican – but apparently not voting?
Collins has never EVER been an actual republican.
WHICH makes you wonder, WHAT IS IN THE water/food in Maine, that THIS cretin ever got elected?
The Democrats have gone totally bonkers and anti-American both. They’ll have real problems when people must defend themselves after defunding cops and 50% of them resign.
This is proof to me there is something mentally wrong with Collins. How can you vote for someone in supposedly law enforcement positions who in my opinion is a racist and ANTI police. Primary Collins so we can try to restore some sense of sanity back. Who is the coward who didn’t vote? This was an easy vote not even worth debating.
Putting a black racist over civil rights ???? What a joke. I read today on msn, they wanted a national registry of white racist. Since all white Conservative’s are racist ,then do they mean a registry of white Conservatives. ??? In the article they wanted all the white racist fired from there jobs. We have to vote
That pretty much SOUNDS LIKE what they would want…
It’s now the Social Justice Dept. Actual justice has nothing to do with it.
Ever since Obozo was in charge, i’ve been calling it the DEPT OF INJUSTICE..
Clarke does not want to defund the police as in reducing the money spent on the police with the taxpayers saving the money. She wants to defund the police as in the reduced spending comes under her control to spend on other things. By the way to make a Susan Collins cocktail, start with Kool Aid.
I hear the sound of our justice system, sounds just like a toilet flushing!
Anyone who values their life and freedoms better move to a red 2nd amendment sanctuary state. Shows we’ll need to stay locked and loaded when the manure hits the fan.
Another “educated” black who gets more blacks killed (and other races but they don’t count). Anywhere police are pushed back and felons are released, the homicide rate goes up markedly (30% over the past year), mostly black-on-black killings. Law abiding blacks who actually care about black lives and can count should be riding idiots like Clarke out of town on a rail. Where are they? Why are they dominated by blacks who get more blacks killed?
even if collins had voted like a person with a brain-we need to know who abstained-
would not matter-in reality those 2 stolen georgia senator seats mean that america
will be on the losing side of many more senate votes-with romney still slithering around
even straight party line votes give kamala the tie breaker-
the only votes that the republicans stand a chance are the votes that require 10 repubs
to side with the criminalcrats
Many of us said, GEORGIA will determine the nation. AND Look what we had..