President of Urban League Marc Morial on Contempt Vote: Right Is Anxious About Holder’s Efforts to Stand Up for Immigrants, Minorities
Marc Morial, the President of the National Urban League joined with other civil rights leaders on Tuesday to accuse House Republicans of holding a “witch hunt” against Attorney General Eric Holder ahead of Thursday’s contempt of Congress vote.
Morial explained his position on America Live, saying, “My take is that there are two inspector general investigations that have been ongoing, and I think what Congress should do is stand aside and allow those inspector general investigations to run their course because obviously we have great sympathy for the death of Brian Terry, and certainly for his family members. No doubt.”
He believes that the events are much more politically charged because of November’s election.
Morial asserted that justice for Brian Terry won’t be achieved by holding Eric Holder in contempt, but by allowing the inspector generals to do their jobs.
“It’s clear that there’s a great deal of pushback from people on the right to Attorney General Holder’s efforts to stand up for immigrants, to stand up for the Voting Rights Act of citizens in states all across the nation. Perhaps it is anxiety about his efforts to stand up for those folks, many of whom are African American, many of whom are Latino, not exclusively and not completely,” he said.