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House GOP slams Justice Department as Racist, Mismanaged; Sheila Jackson Lee Pushes Back

House GOP slams Justice Department as Racist, Mismanaged; Sheila Jackson Lee Pushes Back

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“GOP lawmakers hurled charges of racism and preferential treatment at the Department of Justice unit assigned to combat those ills —the civil rights division.”

“The charges flew at a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday morning. Former Justice Department employees drew on past experiences and a March Inspector General’s report on allegations of race-related issues.”

“The IG report is a sad commentary on a dysfunctional division torn by polarization and unprofessional behavior where career employees who do not toe liberal views are subjected to racist comments, harassment, bullying, and threat of physical violence,” Hans Von Spakovsky, a conservative legal scholar and former official in the civil rights division during George W. Bush’s administration, told the committee.

“Von Spakovsky said the department was not race-neutral in choosing which voting cases to prosecute and said the IG report revealed hiring practices biased towards political liberals. Von Spakovsky now works at the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation.”

Want to read the report they’re talking about?

A Review of the Operations of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division

Hearing Testimony:

Hans Von Spakovsky

J. Christian Adams


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