Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) responded to Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement about attempting to target Texas’ voting laws for special scrutiny.
“The Attorney General’s announcement is outrageous. It disregards the Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act and demeans states’ rights. I’m surprised that so soon after political targeting came to light at the IRS, the Obama Administration would resort to the same tactic to minimize opposition in Texas. My constituents have been very clear about their response to this power grab: Don’t mess with Texas.”
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.