U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced this week that his Justice Department is suing Texas over Senate Bill 1, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott in September, claiming that it implements “restrictive voting measures” that violate the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, l, and Attorney General Ken Paxton hold a press conference to address a Texas federal court’s decision on the immigration lawsuit filed by 26 states challenging President Obama. Paxton was indicted Monday on three counts of securities fraud unrelated to his official duties. (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images)
TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL SUES BIDEN ADMINISTRATION, SLAMS ‘FLATLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ FEDERAL VACCINE MANDATE
Paxton has pledged to fight the Department of Justice in court and called the bill “much needed” in a Thursday Twitter post.
Paxton told Fox News Digital on Friday that the law actually expands the ability to vote in Texas.
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 27: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on October 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Justice Department will prioritize redlining investigations with Garland pledging the crackdown on discriminatory lending would be unprecedented in its aggressiveness. (Photo by Tom Brenner-Pool/Getty Images)