The flagship publication of the conservative movement has joined the call to investigate Barack Obama’s Justice Department. In his his article on NRO entitled “Investigate Racism in the Obama Justice Department,” Andrew C. McCarthy agrees the department’s racially charged dismissal of the Black Panther case represents a “crime” and Congress has the Constitutional obligation to end the “criminalization of the Justice Department.”
Taking note of the Republican Party’s new Pledge to America, McCarthy begins:
If the Republican party is interested in making…a pledge that will resonate with the vast majority of the American people — here’s a suggestion: Promise an unwavering commitment to the principle of equal protection of the law for every American citizen. Promise, therefore, that Congress will investigate weighty allegations that the Obama Justice Department is engaged in racist law-enforcement practices.
Promise, moreover, that any executive-branch high official who has conspired to deny American citizens equal protection, or who has obstructed justice in an effort to cover up such a conspiracy, will be impeached and removed from office.
McCarthy has an unimpeachable background in the law and high-stakes investigations. A former federal prosecutor, he investigated terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman and the al-Qaeda bombing of two U.S. embassies in 1998. His endorsement brings significant legal gravitas to the argument that administration officials, possibly up to and including the president, have run afoul of their legal and constitutional functions and should face impeachment.
McCarthy’s article covers the legal background of the case, familiar to readers of this website. Last Friday, career Justice Department lawyer Christopher Coates, who once headed the Voting Rights division, testified the department retreated from a case it had already won after pressure from the president’s political allies (especially the NAACP), and under the direction of Obama’s political appointees. Coates told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights the DoJ holds a “deep-seated opposition to the equal enforcement of the” law “for the protection of white voters.” (Read Coates’ full testimony here.)
In other words, the U.S. Justice Department is a racist institution dedicated to denying white people equal protection under the law. That, notes McCarthy, is a violation of every canon of American jurisprudence.
In addition to the racial discrimination in applying justice, the Black Panther case may involve perjury and obstruction of justice. The third-ranking official in the Department of Justice, Thomas Perez, testified under oath that there had been no “political leadership involved in the decision not to pursue this particular case.” However, new documents show Democratic Party lawyer and political appointee had been deeply involved in the “deliberations.”
In a passage reminiscient of this website’s previous reporting, McCarthy wrote: “These include deputy associate attorney general Sam Hirsch (a former Obama campaign operative who has pushed for the race-based Balkanization of Hawaii).” This author posted a long expose of Sam Hirsch on this website last Tuesday. It read, in part, “Racial balkanization appears to be a pastime of his. He favored the Akaka bill, a race-based bill to grant native Hawaiians tribal rule (and a large chunk of 1.8 million acres of federal land under dispute), having testified on its behalf in August 2009.”