Excerpt from a POLITICO email after the SCOTUS ruling on the voting rights act. this morning.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "deeply disappointed" in the Supreme Court's ruling to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act - a decision he called a "serious and unnecessary setback" -- but vowed to continue aggressive enforcement of remaining voting rights regulations.
"Let me be very clear: We will not hesitate to take swift enforcement action" on voting issues, he said, pointing to complaints last year in states covered under the provision struck down Tuesday as evidence that "these problems have not been consigned to history, they continue to exist."
Earlier, President Barack Obama said in a statement that he was also "deeply disappointed" in the Court's decision, calling on Congress to take action to pass new legislation to guarantee voting rights, and pledging continued administration action on the issue.
Anyone remember this? Where was Eric Holder on this voting rights issue?