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-- -- -- Justice Department official Tony west has now been nominated for the number three position associate attorney general.
-- west needs to be confirmed by the senate problem -- he once represented convicted terrorist John Walker -- Was involved in the murder of American CIA operative Michael -- back in 2000 and wanted to -- in Afghanistan.
-- pled guilty to a terror related charge was sentenced to twenty years in prison he's serving his term -- haute Indiana.
For example Washington analysts twitching Qualls -- now.
This is important because attorney general Eric Holder has been accused by the right conservatives.
But simply being in the back to the far left we saw the black panther voting thing the border -- the fast and furious stuff.
That are in -- it's not straight down the line.
The Obama administration's deported more illegal aliens and any other administration history.
Holder has enforced a drug laws pretty aggressively.
Saw how I put this west guy into perspective is -- -- far left guy.
Well why you define -- -- -- far left guy because of this.
The fact that he firm in San Francisco that did a lot of that because C four liberal causes that's number one well that makes him a liberal all right.
And then the -- thing I mean obviously when you when you take a high profile case like that.
People ask questions.
And I would answer the question and say there are some people who believe.
That everybody has a right to a lawyer particularly the despised.
And that it's one of the great things of American.
Law that everybody does it get a defiance now.
If I were in his position I we're giving away free time.
I might prefer to spend it say -- defending a black kid in the inner city who's about to get.
Thirty years for me you know new drug offense or find other causes I wouldn't necessarily I personally would.
To do this cause but going all the way back to John Adams who defended the British soldiers who in The Boston Massacre.
We do have a tradition of -- as far as representing.
Chile -- hotel city.
In totality would you vote for this guy west to confirm if you were -- who well that's a difference.
The present and and the attorney general have every right to nominate anybody that they want and the senate can accept -- reject.
I would actually be ambivalent about this is that we're the only charge again I'm not sure he's already being.
Well -- get -- -- let me -- who -- the justice department for a couple of years let me give -- two more he represented -- -- he also represented a man named mark Klein.
Who leaked stuff about the National Security Agency all right.
And he represented a case -- -- He said and his client said.
That the defense of marriage act traditional marriage signed by Bill Clinton okay -- was unconstitutional.
So -- this guy is on the real that left wing spectrum.
And he loved -- do we need to have that kind of a man number three in the Justice Department when there are questions already about.
-- -- let's go to your list of particulars on the last issue.
It's the president who decides it would needed to do the defense of marriage act or not.
It was in west the decision that's not his level so he's carrying out administration policy is Obama to left I would say yes and look.
On Election Day I won't support it that's what you have -- democracy you make a choice you want a president who goes against the defense of marriage that but I wouldn't weigh in on west.
The I did that he is beyond the pale I don't accept.
I think if you do if there are radical civil libertarians who believe for example.
That the neo Nazis had the right to have a demonstration in Skokie which was the town that had the highest number of holocaust.
The survivors in -- the United States.
And say that on principle you have to allow that and I agree with that even though it took -- horrible and distasteful saying that.
But and -- I would defend it in in court I might not.
One is -- -- my all time -- not a CI you know where his sympathies lie.
So I mean all I wouldn't vote for him in the senate because I don't want to politicize Justice Department and I right now I believe the Justice Department has politicized left.
That is no hope unhealthy way slicing noted mr.
west I -- I agree with you over the last week business.
I agree with you but that's why we have elections.
If the you -- you decide about the man at the top do you want somebody who appoints people like this.
Or don't you but I'm not sure that you would reject him for the post.
Because he's a civil libertarian who believes in defending just that anybody Charles thank you as always interesting debate play more.
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