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Attorney General Eric Holder Admits He Hasn’t Read Arizona Bill

author Published by Chris Chmielenski

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has been more than critical of Arizona’s tough immigration enforcement bill SB1070, admitted yesterday before the House Judiciary Committee that he hasn’t actually read the bill and was basing his information off of news reports.

“I’ve just expressed concerns on the basis of what I’ve heard about the law. But I’m not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the chance to interact with people are doing the review, exactly what my position is,” Mr. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee.

In previous comments about SB1070, Holder has called the bill unfortunate, questioned its constitutionality, and expressed concern over the possibility of it leading to racial profiling.

Rep. Ted Poe questioned Holder’s comments despite reading the bill.

“It’s hard for me to understand how you would have concerns about something being unconstitutional if you haven’t even read the law,” Rep. Poe said.

For more on this story, see the Washington Times.

Read the bill text as signed into law by Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer

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