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Tag: partisan politics

GOP: Justice Dept. Hired Biased Company to Fight Law

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Republicans charge that the Justice Department used “an agent of the Democratic Party” to help defeat Texas’ controversial voter ID law, Fox News reports.

GOP leaders suggest the company, Catalist, has a conflict of interest because it has a history of helping prominent Democrats, including President Obama.

“The Department of Justice has a responsibility to enforce and uphold the laws of the land without the influence of partisan politics,” Smith wrote. “When the Department goes to court, it represents the United States of America, not the Attorney General’s political party.”

A federal judge is soon to begin hearing arguments to determine whether to overrule the Justice Department, which declared the law unconstitutional because it disproportionately disenfranchises Hispanic voters.

Republican Campaign Against Atty. Gen. Holder Ends Up Being Just Another Exercise in Partisan Politics

Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr./doj file photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Partisan politics inside the Beltway has been around forever. That’s a given. Unfortunately, these days it has reached such ridiculous heights.

That being said, if the Republicans had been serious at all about pressuring Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr. to resign, they would have been a little smarter and tried to get some Democrats on board.

Instead, it ends up looking like another Republican opportunity to bash the Obama administration and its Justice Department.

So far, more than 60 members of Congress, along with two presidential hopefuls,  have called for Holder to resign. Not one is a Democrat.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying the Republicans’ campaign is even legitimate. Sure, Eric Holder should take some blame for the disastrous Operation Fast and Furious, but I don’t think there’s any evidence so far that he intentionally misled Congress as some are saying.  Simply put: Having no Dems on their side hurts the cause.

In the end, the attack-Holder campaign by the Republicans ends up being just another ugly exercise in partisan politics.