Arlington, VA June 1, 2012
Holder proves he is even more political than John Mitchell during the Nixon Era.
In the latest demonstration that the US Justice Department has become the political axe-wielder of the Obama Administration, Attorney-General Eric Holder has personally 'ordered' the State of Florida to stop purging their voterlists in advance of the next presidential election.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 allows states to purge their voter registrations, to eliminate the dead, the illegal, and those that moved, from their lists. The deadline for that would be in August under the law. However, the Holder Justice Department doesn't adhere to the law in its actions. They have decided that purging in a critical state like Florida, which decided at least on Bush win, must stop now.
Florida has been trying for months to get the list of illegals from the Department of Homeland Security, but without success. The Obama administration apparently wants to make sure that the bloated rolls will help them in November, and is fighting hard through what should be a neutral Justice Department to do just that.
It's a bit like the meeting Holder had only a week ago with selected Protestant pastors to give them the "Obama Line" for their public speaking in favor of the administration.
Hopefully, after the election, and when the Congress changes hands, there will be hearings into the malfeasance of Holder, and he will be held accountable. We can only hope.
In the meanwhile, the House should prevent obligations to the Justice Department to support this type of open political chicanery. This yet another reason why the recent introduction of a motion for impeachment should pass the house and go to the Senate