Cornyn Responds to Justice Announcement on Texas Voting Laws
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement responding to reports that Attorney General Eric Holder will again target Texas’ voting laws in court:
“By first going around the voters and now the Supreme Court, Attorney General Holder and President Obama’s intentions are readily transparent. This decision has nothing to do with protecting voting rights and everything to do with advancing a partisan political agenda.
“Texans should not – and will not – stand for the continued bullying of our state by the Obama Administration.”
Sen. Cruz: Holder Announcement Politicizes Department of Justice
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Ted Cruz released the following statement regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will seek to require Texas to get permission before making voting law changes:
Attorney General Holder's recent announcement is just the latest example of his politicization of the Department of Justice. Holder's refusal to accept the judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding preclearance continues the Department's longstanding pattern of refusing to follow the law.
Likewise, Holder continues to attack voter ID laws, even though the Supreme Court has concluded that voter ID laws are supported by multiple interests that are "unquestionably relevant to the State's interest in protecting the integrity and reliability of the electoral process."
He spoke to us about Holder's plan, and what it means to Texas.
"What the Attorney General is trying to do is find another part of the Voting Rights Act to require prior clearance, which I believe is punitive and discriminatory and discriminates against nine states."