Republican senators in Washington try to dam Kristen Clarke, a outstanding voting rights advocate, from a prime Justice Department place. The Senate Judiciary Committee has deadlocked on an 11-11 vote on whether or not to maneuver Clarke’s nomination for assistant legal professional basic of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division to the Senate flooring for a full vote.
If she wins the vote, Clarke, who has served as the pinnacle of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is a longtime champion of voting rights, a defender in opposition to hate and violent extremism, could be the primary Black lady to carry the place.
Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former president of the NAACP, says the marketing campaign in opposition to Clarke’s nomination relies on falsehoods, together with baseless claims of anti-Semitism.
“The way that they’ve lied about her really is a new low,” Jealous says, who hyperlinks Republican obstruction to the celebration’s bigger assault on voting rights.
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