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June 9, 2012 - 11:46 am

Clueless or dishonest are the only choices available now. Well, other than “both.”

At a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Thursday, Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) asked Holder about the practice [of requiring photo ID to enter federal courthouses], which has been standard procedure at most, if not all, federal courthouses for the last decade or so.

“If I were to go to the federal courthouse here in D.C., either as a party or as an attorney, wouldn’t I have to show a government-issued photo ID?” Lungren asked.

“That’s not been my experience, here in DC. I don’t — you know,” Holder replied.

“Some federal courts — are you aware that’s required in some federal courts in this land?” Lungren said.

“I don’t know,” Holder replied.

“Is your Justice Department investigating the discriminatory effect of those laws?” Lungren asked, after citing other places where one is told to show ID, like the airport and even when visiting the Justice Department itself.

Holder said Lungren’s comparison was off the mark, because the right to vote is the “most fundamental constitutional right.”

“Through the vote, I can change the government,” Holder noted.

The attorney general also insisted that visitors do not need photo ID to enter Justice Department headquarters. (You’ll certainly be asked for it. Trust me.)

Trust isn’t necessary here. PJTV went undercover to see if photo ID is required to enter DOJ headquarters, along with several other lefty groups that oppose photo ID for voting. Watch the video. The DOJ section is about 2:50 into the video.

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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