King: Holder Justice Department, Anything but Justice
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice demanding that Florida stop its efforts to verify the eligibility of its registered voters. As many as 182,000 fraudulent registered voters have been exposed as non-U.S. citizens as a result of Florida's efforts. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration are contending that Florida is breaking federal law, citing the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which states that voter lists cannot be adjusted within 90 days of the primary. The state of Florida contends that the Holder Justice Department delayed their efforts to purge the voter lists for months, and under no circumstances should non-U.S. citizens be afforded the privilege to vote.
"Once again the Attorney General politicized his role," said King. "The Department of Justice is aiding in illegal immigrants being allowed to vote and prohibiting the state of Florida from enforcing the law. This is another example of how Eric Holder and the Obama administration politically calculate and abuse the power of the Justice Department in a way I have not seen in my time in Congress. In their minds, illegal immigrants are undocumented democrats. What we're getting from the Justice Department is anything but justice."