Thursday, May 3, 2007

Bush likely to veto Hate Crimes bill

Just in from the AP:
The White House, in a statement, said state and local criminal laws already provide penalties for the crimes defined by the bill and "there has been no persuasive demonstration of any need to federalize such a potentially large range of violent crime enforcement."

Full text of the article here.

Add another notch of shame to this already disastrous administration.

The House is right now debating the bill.

1 comment:

J.Friedman said...

Is it too disrespectful to call a sitting president at a time of war a hypocrite? Our president, who is only president because he used the federal courts (the Supreme Court) to overturn the rulings of the Florida court in regards to demanding a recount in the 2000 election, now has the audacity to state we do not need a federal law when state laws already covers the issue of hate crimes. If my memory is correct, the Florida courts were doing just fine with resolving the election issues in 2000, yet Bush felt the need to go to the federal courts. Is Bush more fearful of the federal courts (after the Gonzalez scandal) since he may not be able to control the federal judges anymore?