Rick Perry on Texas' Blocked Voter I.D. Law: 'It's Unfortunate We Have to Spend All This Money Defending America's Rights Against Obama Administration'
A major push-back is building up in Texas after the Justice Department (DOJ) blocked a new voter I.D. law. The law would require voters to show photo identification before entering the polls to cast their vote. The feds say it’s unfair to minorities, but supporters are saying that it would cut down on fraud.
Gov. Rick Perry, who supports the law, told Bill Hemmer, that there were multiple cases of voter fraud in various parts of Texas and stressed that America needs good, open, honest elections whether it be Republican or Democrat.
“In today’s world having a photo I.D., whether it’s to get on an airplane or whether it’s to cash a check or it’s to check a library book out, it’s pretty standard fair.”
He went on to say that Texas will be taking this issue to the Supreme Court and said it’s unfortunate that they have to spend a lot of money and time defending America’s right to make sovereign decisions against the Obama administration.
In addition, Perry addressed the issue of Texas’ decision to block Planned Parenthood that resulted in the loss of federal funds of Medicaid’s Women Health Program. He said, “We’re not going to let the program die, we’ll find the money somewhere. It’s just sad that you have an administration that is more interested in paying off and rewarding their political supporters,” he said.
“We’re going to make sure those 100,000 or so plus women have those services, but again, it’s an exposure of this administration’s clear politics that they’re playing.”