In a brazen act of ignorance, Attorney General Eric Holder admitted that he had not read the 17-page Arizona law which cracks down on illegal immigration. However, Holder has been maintaining for weeks that the federal government may bring a lawsuit over the legislation.
Question: How can you threaten a lawsuit when you haven’t even read the law?
Answer: Never let the facts get in the way of a perceived political opportunity.
Lets go to the videotape:
Report from Fox News:
Despite repeatedly voicing concerns about Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law in recent weeks and threatening to challenge it, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet read the law — which is only 10 pages long.
“I have not had a chance to — I’ve glanced at it,” Holder said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing when asked by Rep.Ted Poe, R-Texas whether Holder has read the state law cracking down on illegal immigrants.
“I’ll give you my copy of it if you would like,” Poe responded.
Holder told reporters last month that he fears the new law is subject to abuse and that the Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department are in the midst of conducting a review.
The Arizona law requires local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally, and makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally.
How irresponsible do you have to be to put out fear mongering lies about this law without actually reading it?
I can’t believe he actually admitted to not reading the law. That’s stunning to me actually. Kudos for his honesty but I think he loses that gold star considering how irresponsible he’s been in discussing the law without knowing the lettered content of it.
Of course, Eric Holder has been a huge disgrace from the beginning.