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More than 127 thousand people petitioned the House Judiciary Committee to hold Karl Rove in contempt and send him to jail.  Tuesday Brave New Films, People for the American Way, Campaign for America’s Future, and The Nation delivered the message to Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA).

Karl Rove has devoted his life to destroying political rivals.  In the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, Rove is accused of influencing U.S. Attorneys in two districts (through his friend Bill Canary –husband of Leura Canary in AL’s Middle District.).  Rove brought down Siegelman through trumped up charges…trumped up according to 52 former state attorneys general.  The GOP couldn’t beat the most successful Democratic politician in recent Alabama history.   So instead, at Karl Rove’s direction, the Bush Justice Department used U.S. attorneys to cook up a false criminal case against Siegelman in order to hand the Governor’s Mansion over to the Republican Party.

It’s no surprise that Karl Rove puts politics before due process, democracy and civil rights. That’s why even when faced with a subpoena from Congress, Rove has refused to testify. Unlike Don Siegelman, Karl Rove is breaking the law.

Rove believes that he is not only above the law, but that he controls it. He’s wrong.

–Brave New Films

In answer, the House Judiciary Committee voted today to hold Karl Rove in contempt.

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