Civil Rights Commission Pushes for Power to Take Justice Department to Court

"We are not uniquely victimized here," Commissioner Abigail Thernstrom, a Republican, said of the panel.

Thernstrom and Democratic Commissioners Michael Yaki and Arlan D. Melendez were the three who voted against today's motion and have sided with the Justice Department.

In fiery comments, Yaki argued that the Justice Department's policy has been consistent with what the Bush administration had done and the commission's investigation was merely a "partisan duck out" by those who have "an axe to grind against the Obama administration."

"I think it's purely tainted by partisan politics plaguing this investigation," Yaki told ABC News. "There's a lot of smoke being created but there's no fire."

There are two Democrats, two independents and four Republicans on the commission.

The New Black Panther Party, having been cleared of all the charges, has taken up a new fight – against conservative radio host Glenn Beck. Shabazz told Mediaite's Tommy Christopher that the New Black Panther Party will directly oppose the march Beck has planned for Aug. 28 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

"Since the Tea Party loves Glenn Beck and will be there, the New Black Panther Party can easily find the Tea Party, right with Glenn Beck. He can bring his Tea Party, and we'll bring our party, and we'll see Glenn Beck," Shabazz said.

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