Civil Rights Groups Lambasted For Silence On Obama Nominees

Source: Rebecca Shabad / The Hill

Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) said Wednesday civil rights groups “should hold their heads in shame” for not aggressively opposing some of President Obama’s judicial nominees.

Scott and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been rallying against prospective judges Obama chose for the federal bench in Georgia. While black lawmakers have clearly voiced their opposition to these nominees, civil rights groups have been more withdrawn.

“If Frederick Douglass were here, he’d be fighting against this. If Martin Luther King were here, he’d be fighting against this,” Scott said in an interview Wednesday on Roland Martin’s radio show.

Martin said he sent emails to leading civil rights groups Tuesday asking for their positions on the issue.

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