Gov. Perry responds to President Obama's Texas visit

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 11:51am

President Obama is in Texas today.

He will speak at fundraising events in San Antonio's Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Austin's Music Hall.

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s visit:

“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.”


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