Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama Visit to Texas

Tuesday, July 17, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry 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."

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