The Department of Justice is using official resources to publicly defend a career employee in the Civil Rights Division Voting Section who made inflammatory comments about Mississippi voters.
Writing on Facebook, Stephanie Celandine Gyamfi called Mississippians “Disgusting and shameful.”
“Hey, that should replace the state motto: ‘Mississippi: Disgusting and Shameful’ … forget the Magnolia State motto,” she wrote
In response to those comments, which PJ Media first reported April 29, Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann called for Gyamfi to be removed from her position of reviewing legal matters related to voter ID applications for Mississippi and the other 49 states.
“Her comments were unprofessional, unwarranted, irresponsible and misguided,” Hosemann said. “This employee not only should not review Mississippi’s application for voter ID, she shouldn’t review anyone’s application for voter ID.”
Three Mississippi Republican congressmen — Gregg Harper, Steven Palazzo and Alan Nunnelee — demanded the same.
Gyamfi’s professional problems appear to extend past her online anger. According to reports, she admitted in a soon-to-be-released Inspector General report that she committed perjury on three different occasions, in testimony related to DOJ leaks during the George W. Bush administration.