New York Senator Hillary Clinton has added her voice to those who oppose violent video games, and has specifically mentioned the Grand Theft Auto series as a major threat to morality. Clinton has joined with some Republican senators to put pressure on Congress to investigate (to the tune of $90 million) the effects of games and other electronic media on children.
Senator Clinton is reportedly seeking the Democratic presidential nomination for 2008, and has taken some right-wing positions on domestic issues in recent months in an attempt to woo traditionally Republican voters. Her position on video games is most likely a political manoeuvre, but having such a well-known, prominent Democrat come out swinging against video games may have a greater impact than similar moves by more right-wing politicians. In any event, it keeps the spotlight on violent video games.