Once again congressman Trey Gowdy tells it like it is and minces no words! This time the topic is the DOJ playing the race-card game regarding Voter ID laws that have been in place in various states across this land, yet the DOJ has called the laws racial discrimination and has filed lawsuit after lawsuit against these states during the last presidential election.
Now folks, we all know full well what the O-Teams agenda is about here, it’s just another apparatus for stealing more votes during elections if they can get away with it some more in the future. Hopefully, the Supreme Court will follow the constitution and side with the states when they hand down their decision.
Here’s what took place during the hearing, you’re going to like this! – This is via Mediaite:
During a hearing into the constitutionality of voter identification laws enacted across the country, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) tore into claims by the Department of Justice that those laws were racially discriminatory. In the space of five minutes, Gowdy knocked down the claims, one by one, that a voter ID law passed in South Carolina in 2011 discriminated against African-Americans or was dissimilar to laws the Justice Department had cleared in a variety of other states.
Gowdy began by noting that, when the Palmetto State’s voter identification law was passed, a third of the state’s congressional delegation were African-American; former GOP Rep. Tim Scott and Democratic Rep. James Clyburn.
He went on to say that Scott is now one of two African-American U.S. senators and the state’s governor is also of minority descent.
“Further to same, South Carolina’s voter ID law was similar if not less restrictive than those DOJ had pre-cleared in New Hampshire, Virginia, and Georgia,” Gowdy continued. “And, moreover, South Carolina’s plan was similar, if not less restrictive, to plans approved outside of DOJ pre-clearance in states like Tennessee, Kansas, Indiana – which, incidentally, was affirmed by the United States Supreme Court – Idaho, South Dakota, and Michigan.”
He went on to say that the law passed in South Carolina made it easier for individuals to acquire a photo ID and to cast provisional ballots.
Gowdy turned to the professor who was testifying before the committee on the discriminatory nature of voter identification laws. “There was a 1.6 percent difference in African-Americans who had accepted photo IDs – acceptable photo IDs – and white South Carolinians,” Gowdy said. “20 years ago, when I was working on voting rights cases, that was considered de minimis.”
“Now, it costs South Carolina $3.5 million to defend that 1.6 percent difference,” Gowdy said of a legal challenge to that law which the state eventually won. He added that those who did not have identification cannot enter a federal court house, board an aircraft, or enter the chambers of Congress – all of those activities require photo identification.
“I’m sorry for the Department of Justice that they put politics ahead of the law,” Gowdy concluded.
Watch the hearing below:
I don’t know about you folks…but I’d love to see this man seriously consider a run for president in the near future. This isn’t the first time I’ve reported about him friends…and I surely don’t think it will be the last…he’s one of the finest we have representing ‘We the People‘…what say you?
Throw in your two-cents…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!