As Republicans scramble to cut ties to Nathan Sproul, the consultant with a long and colorful history of alleged voter registration fraud, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has called for Sproul to be brought to Washington so Congress can "bring him to justice."
"What we're trying to do, Reverend," Cummings told host Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday's PoliticsNation, "is get to the bottom of why the national Republican party hired this man, who they know has a history with cheating with regard to voter registration."
The RNC and state Republican parties in Florida, North Carolina, and a number of other states hired Sproul's firm, Strategic Allied Consulting, to do voter registration work this election cycle. In previous election years, there have been a number of lawsuits and investigations into allegations that Sproul's employees at previous firms were instructed to destroy registration forms filled out by Democrats. SAC, Sproul's latest venture, was formed at the RNC's request in June to avoid the stigma associated with previous incarnations of Sproul's consulting firms.
Cummings said the Democrats hope to call in Sproul for a hearing in Washington on October 12. "These are very, very serious allegations that carry some very severe penalties. We want to get to the bottom of this, we're going to bring him to justice," Cummings said.