Today, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Action Network Convention in New York. Its tagline: No Justice, No Peace. He was introduced by Al Sharpton, the rabblerousing, race-baiting MSNBC host who has inserted himself into the Trayvon Martin shooting case and threatened the city of Sanford, Florida with civil disobedience.
Now I know that many of you are greatly, and rightly, concerned about the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a young man whose future has been lost to the ages. As most of you know, three weeks ago the Department of Justice launched an investigation into this incident which remains open at this time and prevents me from talking in detail about his matter. But I can tell you that in recent weeks Justice Department officials … have traveled to Sanford, Florida to meet with the Martin family, the community, and local authorities.
The FBI is assisting local law enforcement officials … the Justice Department’s peacemakers are continuing to meet with civil rights leaders, law enforcement officers, and area residents to address and to help alleviate community tensions …
In all of these discussions, we’re listening carefully to concerns, and we’re emphasizing that the Department will conduct a thorough and independent review of the evidence … I can assure you that in this investigation and in all cases, we will examine the facts and the law. If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action …
Why is Holder even speaking at this event? Why should he be introduced by Al Sharpton, the man who once incited a race riot in Crown Heights ending in the murder of an Orthodox Jew, the man who pushed the trumped-up Tawana Brawley case, the man who forwarded the false Duke lacrosse rape case, and the man who is currently stirring up trouble in Sanford?
He’s doing it because that’s his job: to pander to extremists like Sharpton. That’s why we’ve heard nothing from the DOJ about the New Black Panthers’ bounty – or even their voter intimidation back in 2008. That’s why the DOJ is more focused on voter ID laws than it is on voter fraud.
Holder is part of the Obama re-election campaign. And each and every day, he demonstrates how he uses the power of his office to create alliances that will help his boss reach a second term.