She's Back

Hillary Clinton: Voter ID Laws Are B.S.

Hillary Clinton broke with her hiatus from politics Monday at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association, criticizing the states that have enacted strict voter ID laws and the recent Supreme Court decision that killed a key part of the Voting Rights Act. Clinton, who has made a concerted effort to remain objective in most matters political since resigning as secretary of State, called the initiatives a "sweeping effort to construct new obstacles to voting, often under cover of addressing a phantom epidemic of 'election fraud.'" She also noted that "every obstacle is not related to race, but anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in American elections must not be paying attention," and urged former fellow members of Congress to repair "the hole opened up by the Supreme Court's ruling," or else "historical progress toward a 'more perfect union' will go backward, not forward."