-- Attorney General Eric Holder speaking to the National Council of La Raza (The Race), a liberal Hispanic activist group.
It might seem like a good time for Attorney General Eric Holder to lay low, having just become the first cabinet member in history to be held in contempt of Congress.
But Holder is instead out on the campaign trail this week for President Obama, touting his accomplishments to key groups on the left and warning of institutional racism and new threats to black and Hispanic rights.
And today, Holder will be taking in Texas, ground zero for the attorney general’s effort to block states from requiring voters to show identification.
Not exactly low profile...(snip)
Holder’s Justice Department has taken action against no fewer than 26 states, mostly over voter rules and efforts to curb illegal immigration. The attorney general has warned that laws requiring voters to show identification threaten a return to “Jim Crow,” the laws that required segregation and unequal treatment of blacks in the post-Reconstruction South.
In his speech to the NAACP today, expect Holder to go farther. He will be in Texas, a state locked in a bitter legal dispute with Holder over its voter ID law, and he will be speaking before the most powerful racial special-interest group on the left.
The apparent hope is that by embracing his role as a crusader against racism, Holder can blur the lines on his current confrontation with Congress.
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H/T to Dale