House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith on Obama for America voting fraud videos – staffers should be fired
Let me first start out by saying I don’t like Lamar Smith. He was one of the main backers of SOPA and PIPA months ago, and I really hoped he would get primaried this year. That being said, Smith is right about the Obama for America voter fraud scandal exposed by James O’Keefe in two videos released earlier today. Smith told the Daily Caller that the it’s outrageous that Obama for America staffers are perpetuating voter fraud, and that they should be fired immediately.
“It is an outrage that Obama campaign staffers appear to be encouraging voters to engage in voter fraud,” Smith said in a statement. “But even more outrageous is that this is happening at the same time that the Obama administration is blocking state laws enacted to prevent voter fraud. Several states, including Texas, enacted commonsense voter ID laws that require voters to show a valid form of identification before they vote. But the Obama administration has challenged these laws in court, preventing them from being implemented before the November elections.”
“Contrary to the statements of the Obama campaign staffer, voter fraud is neither ‘cool’ nor ‘hilarious,’” Smith added. “It is a very serious crime that undermines the integrity of our electoral process and threatens the future of our democracy. Obama campaign staffers who encouraged voters to violate the law and cast fraudulent ballots should be fired. And rather than seeking to block commonsense voter ID laws, the Obama administration should support efforts by states to ensure the integrity of our elections.”