In other news, the first vice chair of the Arizona Republican Party resigned last night after saying that women on social welfare programs should be sterilized.
As you may recall, Russell Pearce also introduced the “papers please” law SB1070 in the state legislature and he’s been spotted palling around with neo Nazis several times.
Meanwhile, Debo Adegbile has formally withdrawn from consideration for the position of Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Senate Republicans and a handful of Democrats blocked his nomination earlier this year. As events unfolded in Ferguson, the Department of Justice did not have a confirmed head of the Civil Rights Division because his nomination was blocked.