Nancy Pelosi Says Contempt Vote Against Eric Holder Is Really About Voter Suppression
Posted: 06/21/2012 4:54 pm Updated: 06/21/2012 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a bold accusation on Thursday about what is driving Republicans to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress: a desire to suppress Democratic voters in November.
"It is no accident, it is no coincidence, that the attorney general of the United States is the person responsible for making sure that voter suppression does not happen in our country," Pelosi said at her weekly briefing. "These very same people who are holding him in contempt are part of a nationwide scheme to suppress the vote. They're closely allied with those who are suffocating the system: unlimited special interest secret money."
As for tying the voter suppression charge to big GOP donors, Pelosi's office said that conservative funders have been giving large, undisclosed funds to the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to promote voter suppression laws across the country.
I’m not exactly sure why the Republicans are going after Holder. In my opinion it is mainly because they are a$$holes.
BUT – what I do know based on many hours of research is that the American Legislative Exchange Council has almost never been mentioned in an article coming out of DC. Sure, the mention came out of “Pelosi’s office” – but at least it came out.
And the nasty part for ALEC – is once the can of worms has been opened publicly and in the press in Washington DC – they won’t be able to get those suckers back in the can.
A year ago this would have never happened
and it happened yesterday
– because of your activism.
THANK YOU to all that do something on a regular basis to DESTROY ALEC.