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Cornyn's tweet came in an interaction with another Twitter user the same day that Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderFlake's anti-Trump speech will make a lot of noise, but not much sense Former Fox News correspondent James Rosen left amid harassment allegations: report Issa retiring from Congress 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.