Governor Rick Perry Speaks Out on The President's Trip to Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s visit to Texas:
“Perhaps while the President is visiting Texas, he can take a break from big-dollar fundraisers to disavow his Attorney General’s offensive and incendiary comments regarding our common-sense voter identification law.
“In labeling the Texas voter ID law as a “poll tax,” Eric Holder purposefully used language designed to inflame passions and incite racial tension. It was not only inappropriate, but simply incorrect on its face.
“The president should apologize for Holder’s imprudent remarks and for his insulting lawsuit against the people of Texas.”
The Democratic president on Tuesday will hold two fundraisers in Austin and two in San Antonio, with an estimated haul of at least $5 million.
The Texas visit comes as counterattacking Republican Mitt Romney is seeking to shift political attention away from his business tenure and his tax returns.
Obama is turning to Republican-tilted Texas to raise money from gay, Latino and big-dollar donors.
The president is holding one event in San Antonio aimed in part at Latinos, featuring actress Eva Longoria. Another event in Austin is co-sponsored by the Democratic National Committee's LGBT Council.
Romney plans to campaign in the Pittsburgh area Tuesday.