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Jan. 19, 2022

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Letter: U.S. attorney general gets low grade

The Columbian

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Ariz., for discrimination by profiling persons because they are Latino and may be in the U.S. illegally.

That the U.S. attorney general is allowing a suit against a law officer for performing his/her duty is asinine. This is another action of “selective” enforcement by an attorney general who, by direction, will not uphold the Constitution as he has sworn to do. Discrimination? Hardly. How many non-Latinos are illegally entering the U.S. at our border states with Mexico?

Another egregious act of this Attorney General Eric Holder is the covert operation “Fast and Furious” gunwalking fiasco. Thousands of weapons were illegally sold to drug cartel persons on both sides of the border, resulting in the death of one of our agents and his Mexican counterpart and countless deaths of Mexican and American persons. The point was trying to be made to support President Obama’s assertion that 90 percent of the weapons used in drug killings came from America.

Without loss of life or limb, the Nixon-era Watergate bumbled burglary got more media coverage and a presidential resignation. Little, if any, media scrutiny is focused on this president’s efforts (with cooperation from the attorney general, secretary of state, and the liberally biased Supreme Court) to ignore the Second and 10th Amendments of our Constitution.

Peter L. Williamson