MSNBC host and racial activist Reverend Al Sharpton in an interview with The Hill, as cited by Fox News:
I’m not saying that this is because Holder is black, and I’m not calling [Republicans] racists. I’m saying what they’re doing has a racial effect, and that’s what we’re going to talk about.
What the Reverend chooses to ignore is that only a racist would find “racial effects” in an affair that has nothing at all to do with race.
But there’s more: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said last week that Republicans’ demand for a full accounting of the crimes of “Fast and Furious,” and Republicans’ objections to Attorney General Eric Holder’s stonewalling and potentially outright lying during the investigation, is mere obfuscation of their real goal—to keep minorities from voting and to keep Holder from interfering.
They’re going after Eric Holder because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter-suppression initiatives in the states.
A vast, right wing, racist conspiracy.
Holder himself has been actively interfering with states’ efforts to ensure that their voter rolls are populated only with eligible voters, and not also with the dearly departed, or with Mickey Mouse, or with a white Holder. Or with illegal aliens. Because keeping ineligible voters from voting is somehow racist.
At least one Federal judge isn’t buying it, though, and that’s to the good. US District Judge Robert Hinkle, of the Northern District of Florida, has rejected Holder’s suit against Florida, which suit was an attempt to block that state from protecting the sanctity of an American’s—a Floridian’s—vote by removing ineligible voters, of whatever race or stripe, from the voting rolls.
Ruling that while federal laws (vis., the National Voter Registration Act of 1993) are designed to block states from removing eligible voters close to an election, they are not designed to block states from removing voters who were never eligible in the first place, Judge Hinkle denied Holder’s motion to enjoin Florida from purging ineligible voters from their voter rolls.