‘Even the NRA likes’ Obama’s pick to head the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division?

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http://twitter.com/#!/CivilRights/status/522460408033312768

Meet Vanita Gupta, the woman tapped by President Obama to take over the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. From NBC News:

President Obama has appointed Vanita Gupta, the deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, to become the interim head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

“Vanita has spent her entire career working to ensure that our nation lives up to its promise of equal justice for all,” said Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement announcing the appointment. “Even as she has done trailblazing work as a civil rights lawyer, Vanita is also known as a unifier and consensus builder.”

Gupta is expected to be nominated to become the permanent head of the division later this year. The 39-year-old lawyer was born in Philadelphia to Indian immigrant parents and later went on to Yale University and New York University’s Law School.

So, how will she be received? Well, by the looks of it:

Vanita Gupta: The Civil Rights Division Head Libertarians Could Love? http://t.co/WNS8yVAyXP

— reason (@reason) October 16, 2014

Even Grover Norquist supports President Obama's latest Justice Department nominee: http://t.co/UBeNTAnEVR

— German Lopez (@germanrlopez) October 16, 2014

Even the NRA likes DOJ's liberal new Civil Rights Division boss http://t.co/i7FSS1lVzH

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) October 16, 2014

"Despite their many differences on policy issues, the @ACLU and @ALEC_states have collaborated on sentencing reform." http://t.co/rVuvAlEoPT

— Greg Newburn (@gnewburn) October 16, 2014

More about her background from the HuffPost’s Ryan Reilly:

Vanita Gupta is the Civil Rights chief DOJ thinks liberals will love, conservatives can work with http://t.co/DCN8YGTEaL

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 16, 2014

Former NRA chief thinks Vanita Gupta is the right person to take over the “awful” Civil Rights Division: http://t.co/7KT1bGJNme

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 16, 2014

Skinheads tossed french fries, racial epithets at Vanita Gupta at a McDonald’s when she was a kid http://t.co/DCN8YGTEaL

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 16, 2014

And here’s what she had to say about Ferguson, Mo.:

DOJ civil rights chief oversaw ACLU's #Ferguson strategy, called militarization "out of control." http://t.co/DCN8YGTEaL

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 16, 2014

ICYM: meet Vanita Gupta, DOJ’s new firebrand civil rights chief: http://t.co/7KT1bGJNme #ferguson pic.twitter.com/EUR6xsfRLB

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 16, 2014

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