Texas Sen. John Cornyn railed against the Attorney General Wednesday, saying he has become the “political arm” of the Obama administration, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.
The Republican’s comments come after Eric Holder called Texas’s proposed voter identification law a “poll tax” earlier this week at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s national convention in Houston.
“I can’t tell you how disappointed I am at the attorney general’s insistence on taking the low road,” Cornyn told the Chronicle.
The fight over the Texas law moved to the courts this week, with Justice Department lawyers arguing the law would discriminate against minority voters. Lawyers for Texas contend that the law is keeping in line with identification provisions in other states and will help root out voter fraud.
“We will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right,” Holder said at the NAACP event.
Cornyn called for the attorney general to resign last month, citing his frustration with Holder’s handling of fallout from Operation Fast and Furious.