Jim Holt responds to criticism about law violations

    3:13 PM, Apr 28, 2010   |    comments
    Former Sen. Jim Holt
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    Holt met with press on Monday at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock to unveil what he has dubbed as, "America's Ambulance."

    Holt introduced the 2004 Ford F450 former emergency ambulance that several Holt supporters and volunteers have modified to read "ObamaCare Repeal Unit" in bold print on the face along with phrases like "Stop The Barackracy" and "The Cure for Obama's Hope & Change."

    In addition, America's Ambulance touts a caricature of President Obama with a Soviet hammer & sickle insignia affixed to his lapel while the other side displays a cartoon sketch of Blanche Lincoln posing alongside Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi next to the words "Revive America: Vote Jim Holt for U.S. Senate."

    The controversy arose from a Liberal Democratic group online article that alleged that Holt may be in violation of an Arkansas statute regarding the use of flashing lights.

    Holt commented, "The clash with opposition on this ambulance is not the use of flashing lights, it is the fact that we are bringing to light the corrupt and unconstitutional behaviors of Washington, and they are trying to silence us. Holt continued, "They have usurped the will of the people to enact radical legislation like National Healthcare and Government Bailouts."

    Holt stated that campaign volunteers inquired of local law enforcement regarding the use of lights previously and were informed that they were legal when not used on roadways or to impersonate emergency officials.

    Holt also mentioned that the vehicle lights have clear lenses and in no way can they be construed to appear like an official emergency vehicle.

    Holt said that he is having an attorney look into the statute to see whether the lighting may be a concern, and until then the lights will remain on the vehicle, and as always, not in use while driving.

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