Despite his stonewalling, the ignored subpoenas, the worthless “extraordinary” deals he offered and the last-minute invocation of executive privilege by his boss to keep wanted evidence suppressed, the congressional contempt charge now facing Attorney General Eric Holder has nothing to do with the scandal he and his staff created out of the bungled “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling sting.
Oh no, it’s a conspiracy meant to punish Holder for protecting the sensibilities of those unwilling to enter the 21st century and get identification that will give them unfettered access to polling places on Election Day.
At a June 21 press conference, the woman who thinks she can once again be Speaker of the House said it’s “no accident” and “no coincidence” that Holder is under fire for giving constitutionally-mandated oversight at the same time as he is fighting to make it easier to take away the ballots of legal voters by allowing people to vote without proving they are who they claim to be. The contempt crisis is instead “a plan” to get Holder “because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter suppression initiatives.”
While no tinfoil hat was apparent at the press conference, Nancy Pelosi nonetheless rambled:
These very same people who are holding [Holder] in contempt are part of a nationwide scheme to suppress the vote… It is connected. It’s clear as can be. It’s not only to monopolize his time, it’s to undermine his name.
And the moon landings were faked in a Hollywood movie studio!
Considering that anyone who wants to see Nancy Pelosi in her natural habitat must go through ID screening and metal detectors and the possibly even a pat-down, it’s just a tad hypocritical for her to be championing lesser security measures when they require TSA-level standards to attend fake hearings and watch votes on post office names.
Project 21 member Kevin Martin, a Navy veteran, was offended by Pelosi’s bluster because of the security measures he must endure to prove he proudly served his country. He doesn’t really begrudge the security measures, but does see Pelosi’s conspiracy theory and concern about making it easier to nullify legal votes as duplicitous.
I find it very disturbing that Nancy Pelosi is against asking for proper identification in order to vote. It is especially unsettling when one considers that people absolutely must have government-issued photo identification to enter many federal buildings.
Earlier this week, while in downtown Washington, D.C., I was told that a government-contracted security guard had to actually handle my government-issued identification before I could get into a federal building to get a copy of my DD-214 form from Veteran Affairs. This form shows that I was honorably discharged from the Navy.
Let me be clear: the guard had to physically touch my ID to verify it was accurate before I could enter the building.
Yet Nancy Pelosi thinks I should be able to walk into a polling place and ask for a ballot without any proof of who I am. She doesn’t want me to have to produce a military ID, driver’s license, school ID, utility bill or credit card — all of which are acceptable under different state-level voter ID laws — to get a ballot.
Pelosi’s rhetoric does not match reality. If she is concerned about people not being able to vote without identification, why is she not outraged at this apparent affront to our nation’s veterans? Does she not realize this sort of barrier could cost a veteran without identification a job?
As a veteran, access to my DD-214 is important. But so is the safety of my vote. I understand the reasons for security in both cases. I just wish Nancy Pelosi would.