Most Americans Say Justice Dept Puts Politics Over Justice

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Aug 30th, 2014
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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.

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Most Americans normally don’t pay attention to the DOJ. It’s a tribute to Holder that they’ve paid enough attention now to reach this conclusion.

A growing number of Americans say they believe the U.S. Department of Justice is motivated primarily by political interests and not by the pursuit of the truth, according to a survey from Rasmussen Reports.

The poll, which was conducted on Aug. 26-27 and contains a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points, found that only 38 percent of U.S. voters hold a favorable opinion of the department headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, while a much larger 53 percent hold an unfavorable opinion.

Further, of these respondents, only nine percent hold a “very favorable” opinion, while 26 percent hold a “very unfavorable” position.

But this is the really unsettling discovery in the survey: “Just 35% think the Justice Department is more concerned with making sure justice is done when it decides to investigate a local crime independent of local police. But 54% think instead that the Justice Department is more concerned with politics when it makes those decisions.”

Holder and the DOJ have lost the confidence of the American people. Removing Holder from the office he has abused for so long is the first step to restoring the confidence of the American people in the Department of Justice.

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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.

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