Eric Holder Praises Reverend Al Sharpton
Reverend Sharpton’s group held their meeting today. They had a convention in Washington, the National Action Network convention, and Eric Holder, the attorney general, was there, and we have a couple of sound bites. Here’s the first.
HOLDER: Thank you very much, Reverend Al. I appreciate your kind words, and I’m especially grateful for your prayers and for your partnership, your friendship, and also for your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve and the promises, the promises that we must fill.
RUSH: Okay. Here’s the author of the Tawana Brawley hoax being held up on a pedestal by the attorney general of the United States, who thanks him for his prayers, his partnership, his friendship, and his tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless. And the attorney general wasn’t finished.
HOLDER: I know that many of you are greatly and rightly concerned about the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. 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 this matter. However, in recent weeks Justice Department officials, including assistant attorney general for the civil rights division, Tom Perez, have traveled to Sanford, Florida, to meet with the Martin family, the community, and local authorities. 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.
RUSH: Justice Department peacemakers? That’s a new one. Justice Department peacemakers. Why didn’t he bring in the folks from the UN at the same time? One thing he did, he didn’t mention the New Black Panthers. They’re gonna be ticked. You know, they’re trying to stand up for the voiceless and the powerless and the fearful and the afraid. I know. I know, they’ve got a “Wanted: Dead or Alive” poster. The bounty is still out there from the New Black Panther Party. And the attorney general and his peacemakers from the Department of Justice are on the case in Sanford, Florida, and they made every effort to talk to everybody in this case except I didn’t hear him say that he tried to find or reach out to and speak with the Zimmerman family.