Friday, November 17, 2006

Leahy Asks Whether Ingraham Should Be Investigated

On election day, right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham urged listeners to obstruct efforts to protect voting rights by jamming a free voter-protection hotline.

In a Senate Judiciary Commmittee hearing yesterday, Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) asked Wan Kim, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, whether his department would be investigating Ingraham’s phone jamming. Kim said Ingraham’s actions sounded like a “voter fraud scheme.”

I don't listen to Ingraham, but I wonder if she either apologized for her deplorable action, brushed it off as right-wing humor (as is the modus operandi of her friend, Ann Coulter), or do nothing.

Kim, who said the criminal division of the Justice Department would handle such matters, seemed to take the matter seriously:

LEAHY: According to press accounts, right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham, urged listeners of her radio show to jam a phone line set up by Democrats to investigate alleged voter irregularities. She told her listeners, everybody call that voting line all at the same time and basically mark it inoperative. ...

KIM: I share your concern about any sort of dirty trick or scheme to tell people not to vote or have people not vote because I agree with you that voting is the essence of our society and our democratic society and everyone who should vote should get out there and vote on Election Day.

7 Comments:

Anonymous whoop4467 said...

This crap and the post about the robo-calls are the low morals the repukes have that I talked about many times on these post!
Shows they feel they can not get the votes needed to win by talking about their policies or their platform.

And they want us to worry about the "terrorist"?? Hell, they are the "terrorist"!

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

Another hag who long ago lost any sense of what it means to live in a democracy.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous MookieWilson said...

Why won't they look into what Ehrlich and Steele got caught doing in MD?

1:26 PM  
Anonymous rurallib said...

And those frickin robo calls at the end of the election too

p;enty good stuff for the justice department to look into.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Jade Fox said...

What a shitty, dirty trick that was. I hope Ingraham gets her ass handed to her for it.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous indepat said...

May Laura's frizzy-blond lily-white ass be thrown under the jail

1:26 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Repukes are more concerned about getting more money for their campaigns and more votes than they are about high moral values( which for them is a euphemism for "if we get in power we will screw the middle class and below and transfer all of the wealth and power that we can to the upper 5% of the population")!

1:32 AM  

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