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Cornyn's tweet came in an interaction with another Twitter user the same day that Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderTrust Women oppose Sen. Sessions nomination Former AG launches redistricting effort to help Dems reclaim power The racism inquisition over Jeff Sessions MORE announced the Justice Department would file a motion requiring Texas to first get federal approval before changing its voting laws.


Holder said Thursday in a speech at the National Urban League “we believe that the State of Texas should be required to go through a preclearance process whenever it changes its voting laws and practices."

Texas Republicans were quick to criticize the move saying President Obama and Holder were unfairly singling out their state.