AME Church Likens Congress’s Holder Vote To ‘Evil Strategies’ Following Reconstruction

Source: Jeffrey Elizabeth Copeland / CNN

Washington – The country’s oldest black religious denomination is blasting Congress’s recent vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt as similar to the “evil strategies employed following the Reconstruction era.”

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church said that House members who voted last week to condemn America’s first African-American Attorney General “have been consistently and systematically disrespectful,” in a resolution passed late last week.

The “church condemns the contemptible action taken against the office held by Attorney General Eric Holder and finds that action to be political in nature and designed, as were the evil strategies employed following the Reconstruction era, to suppress the votes of those who might change the balance of political power in Congress and in the White House,” the church said in its resolution, which was unanimously adopted during its quadrennial meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

That meeting ended Wednesday and the resolution started attracting media attention this week.

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