Saturday, October 1, 2011
CSPAN Video 9: John Tanner's Witness Testimony
John Tanner, then head of the Voting Rights section of the Justice Department, provides his witness testimony to Congress. He talks about the progress that both he and his section have made in eliminating voting discrimination and other injustices. At the start of this segment, he again apologized for a comment he had made regarding minorities; at the National Latino Congreso in LA, he absurdly proclaimed, "Minorities don't become elderly like white people do. They die first." Tanner's testimony gives an interesting insight into the continuing role the Justice Department plays in combating voting discrimination.