Oshkosh, WI… After Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice today determined to uphold the State of Wisconsin’s waiver to allow overseas military voters the mandated 45 days to return their ballots, U.S. Senate Candidate Ron Johnson issued the following statement:
“The decision today by Attorney General Eric Holder to deny our brave men and women in uniform serving overseas the full opportunity to vote is unacceptable. Members of the military should not be punished for serving their country overseas and deserve every effort on their behalf to be granted to opportunity to exercise the rights they are working so hard to protect.
“This is just one of several reprehensible decisions that we have seen from Attorney General Holder in recent months. The Attorney General has shown no hesitation to put his own political beliefs ahead of the rights of American citizens. This has been apparent through his decision to lead a lawsuit challenging the rights of the people of Arizona, followed by his total disregard for our military members. Our Department of Justice should stand for fairness and execute the rule of the law, but Attorney General Holder has ignored these guidelines and followed his own political course. Senator Feingold owes the people of Wisconsin, and members of the military and their families, an explanation as to why he stood strong with his Democrat leadership and voted such a reckless Attorney General into this powerful position in our country.”