Hayes Calls for A.G. Holder to Step Down

From the Hayes for Congress campaign (2nd District)...

CHICAGO: Republican nominee for Illinois 2ndCongressional District Isaac Hayes released the following statement calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign after failure to prosecute the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation during the 2008 election.

"The Justice Department's refusal to prosecute the terrorist actions of the New Black Panther Party for its 2008 intimidation and threatening vitriol outside a Philadelphia polling place is criminal affirmative action. This selective justice paradigm was exposed during the testimony of J. Christian Adams - a former U.S. Prosecutor assigned to the Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission - who testified he was told 'cases are not going to be brought against Black defendants for the benefit of White victims.'

"Attorney General Eric Holder has historically taken a partial approach to justice. It was in 2001 that he spearheaded the pardon of Marc Rich, a billionaire financier who had fled the country rather than face federal tax evasion charges.

"Mr. Holder was in full support of reading the Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdumutullab, Miranda rights reserved for U.S. Citizens. He also supported the trying of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, 9-11 mastermind, as he would a shoplifter in an American courtroom instead of a military tribunal.

"In addition, Mr. Holder played the race card against Arizonans who are living under the constant threat of violence and kidnapping from illegal aliens who openly cross the U.S.-Mexico border. His charges of racism were not based on fact or substantive evidence because he admitted to not having read the bill. Sadly, his accusations were based on a philosophy that desires to 'create fairness and balance' by selectively picking winners and losers. From Mr. Adam's testimony the losers are White Americans.

"As a Black American I have experienced racism and prejudice. Hatred and violence directed toward any group is unacceptable and un-American. Racism should never be tolerated indiscriminate of who initiates it. Regrettably, the Department of Justice has engaged in an act of injustice by initiating racism of its own.

"I call on Attorney General Holder to step down because I no longer have confidence in his ability to be fair and impartial. Furthermore, his worldview that protects terrorists and criminals at the expense of U.S. citizens is in direct violation of his Constitutional oath to 'support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.'"

This statement appears on the Citizens for Isaac Hayes website at:

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