Project 21, the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives, is seeking an apology from Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (N.Y.) for illegally obtaining Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele’s credit report while conducting their campaign against Steele’s pursuit of a Senate seat in the free state.
The DCSS reportedly lifted Steele’s social security number from court documents to file for his credit reports.
Former DSCC staffer Laura B. Weiner will likely plead guilty to computer fraud and be sentenced to 150 hours community service and a year of probation, but the crime could be penalized with up to 6 months in prison.
"This unauthorized access into Michael Steele’s credit report provides evidence that liberals seem to believe there should be a special hell for conservative blacks, and that anything goes when engaging in the politics of personal destruction," said Project 21 member Mark Jordan. "We are told by Ms. Weiner’s supporters that she ‘basically made a mistake’ and ‘wants to get on with her life,’ but their actions make it seem that the only mistake was getting caught."
"Ironically, Senator Schumer has been one of the loudest crusaders for strong protections from identity theft," noted Project 21 member Garry Cobb. "How can a tremendous defender of citizens’ personal credit reports now be paying the legal bills of two individuals who blatantly violated the civil rights of Lieutenant Governor Steele? Shouldn’t these allegedly experienced individuals instead be held out as examples to the seriousness of breaking the law?"