Were you aware that your opposition to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama is due at least in part because of your “racial animus,” and not because you disagree with their policies and abuse of their constitutional authority?
That, anyway, is Holder’s latest claim, which shows how disconnected the attorney general is from reality. It is also more evidence of something John Fund and I outline in our book, Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department, that Holder views the world through a racial prism that distorts his judgment.
When the Justice Department made these same claims against South Carolina’s voter-ID law in 2012, a federal court threw that claim out of court. South Carolina’s law is in place today and has been implemented without any problems. Holder’s false claims about voter ID laws show one of his greatest failings as attorney general: an unwillingness to let the facts and evidence override his bias and ideological fervor.
Holder admitted that the country “has made lots of progress” but maintained we are still a nation of cowards on racial issues. This from an attorney general who has selectively enforced civil-rights laws on a racial basis, such as when the department dropped a case it had already won against New Black Panther Party members who intimidated voters in front of a Philadelphia polling place in 2008. A federal district court judge later concluded that internal Justice Department documents about the New Black Panther case contradicted sworn testimony that no political leadership at DOJ was involved in the decision to dismiss the case.