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Justice Dept. Official Apologizes for Minority Remark

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Justice Dept. Official Apologizes for Minority Remark

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Justice Dept. Official Apologizes for Minority Remark

Justice Dept. Official Apologizes for Minority Remark

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Last week, U.S. Department of Justice Voting Section Chief John Tanner met a House Judiciary Subcommittee to apologize for recently saying that aging is not a problem for black voters because they "die first." Now, elected officials like Sen. Barack Obama and Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL) are calling for his dismissal.

Farai Chideya talks with Rep. Davis about Tanner's remarks.