WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Ted Cruz released the following statement regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will seek to require Texas to get permission before making voting law changes:

“Attorney General Holder’s recent announcement is just the latest example of his politicization of the Department of Justice. Holder’s refusal to accept the judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding preclearance continues the Department’s longstanding pattern of refusing to follow the law.

“Likewise, Holder continues to attack voter ID laws, even though the Supreme Court has concluded that voter ID laws are supported by multiple interests that are ‘unquestionably relevant to the state’s interest in protecting the integrity and reliability of the electoral process.’”