Roll Call Confirms What I Suspected: DOJ Bail-In Move Makes Congress Much Less Likely to Fix VRA

Roll Call:

Republican members of the Lone Star State House delegation made their position clear to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday: Don’t mess with Texas.

They also had another message for the head of the Justice Department: he might have just poisoned the well of future bipartisan House efforts to update the Voting Rights Act before the end of the 113th Congress.

“Ain’t gonna happen,” Rep. Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, said.

As I explained this morning, this had to be part of the calculus in seeking bail in.


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