"I Won't Allow Texas Voter ID Law to Happen"
Attorney General Eric Holder was clear when he addressed the NAACP convention in Houston Tuesday, “I will not allow the Texas Voter ID Law to happen."
During his short address, America’s top cop took aim at The Lone Star State saying that the law to ensure elections are secure in Texas was “absurd.” Holder received cheers saying that the ID law hurts minorities and that politics is the driving force behind the issue.
Holder delivered his remarks in Houston while the Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott is in Washington, D.C., on the second day of a federal trial regarding the 2011 law. The Obama appointee saying Texas is the “center of our national debate” on voting-rights issues and vowed the Justice Department would “aggressively” fight to enforce those rights.
Not surprising but Eric Holder, the first African American attorney general of the United States, was received extraordinarily well by the delegates at the NAACP. After he wrapped-up his remarks, the NAACP delegates passed an “emergency resolution” that resolved the organization and its members to “strongly support” the attorney general’s efforts, especially with regards to voting rights.
As the attorney general left the stage, he was sent off with a standing ovation and chants of “Holder! Holder! Holder!”