Krauthammer: DOJ Fine With Profiling When It Protects the President
On "Special Report" tonight, Charles Krauthammer reacted to Attorney General Eric Holder announcing new Department of Justice guidelines that prohibit profiling in the U.S.
Krauthammer pointed out that the new policy is entirely self-contradictory because it includes numerous exemptions that allow government agencies to continue profiling, including the Transportation Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service and more.
Krauthammer said that the Department of Justice will allow profiling when it's something "really important," like the safety of the president or preventing the blowing up of an airplane.
The ACLU has called the exemptions "baffling," but Krauthammer disagreed.
"It's not baffling," he said. "It's because defending you and me, well, ideology trumps that. But defending the president or protecting an airplane? Ideology has to take second place."
Watch the panel weigh in above.