Why bother defending the lawless Attorney General of legal grounds when you can play the race card? Gee, we never saw this coming.
Democrats are seeking to portray the Republican contempt motion against Attorney General Eric Holder as an assault on minority rights.
Republicans have repeatedly accused Holder and the Obama administration of stonewalling Congress, but Democrats are now trying to steer the “Fast and Furious” debate away from transparency and toward voter suppression.
At the front of the push is a group of seven national civil rights leaders, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, that is scheduled to hold a press conference Tuesday about the effect that placing Holder in contempt of Congress would have on his ability to protect the rights of black and Hispanic voters, homeowners and immigrants.
“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 [on Tuesday],” said Sharpton in a phone interview.
Nah, he’d never call those racist Republicans racist. C’mon, it’s racist to even imply that racist Sharpton would try and defend racist Holder by claiming anyone is racist.
Holder is the first black attorney general, and in an op-ed published last week, Sharpton used charged language to emphasize the racial overtones that might arise as the contempt measure comes to a head.
Sharpton wrote that Holder has been “stopped and frisked” by Republicans over the course of their investigation and has been “profiled” in his role as a prominent black federal official.
But he’d never call you racist. He’s just resisting he much.