Kris Kobach, the current Secretary of State for Kansas and author of the controversial immigration legislation in Arizona accused the Department of Justice of aiming at conservative states. He defended the Arizona legislation while on a talk show.
The law is currently pending in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also took the time to defend the requirements for voter identification he also championed in the state of Kansas, while vehemently denouncing the Department of Justice for what he says are decisions that are politically motivated.
Kobach accused the Department of Justice of going after states, which have taken a direction of conservatism. He said it was interesting that when a liberal organization has violated the law, the DOJ does not attempt to prosecute them. He pointed out actions taken by the DOJ against the immigration law in Arizona and the South Carolina and Texas voter identification laws.
He believes the Justice Department under President Obama uses laws such as the Voting Rights Act unevenly. Kobach says they punish political enemies and do not try to prosecute their allies such as the Black Panther Party.
He says the administration is breaking multiple federal laws with regard to the immigration law in Arizona and the new healthcare law that is also in front of the Supreme Court. Both cases are thought to receive the Supreme Court’s ruling during the month of June. The Kansas Secretary of State said there is no legal basis in either case and the Supreme Court will tell them that with their decision.