Sharpton: Obama, Holder Promised to Enforce Voting Rights Act

    Rev. Al Sharpton speaks, center, flanked by La Raza President Janet Murguia, right, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, speaks to reporters about the Voting Rights Act, outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 29, 2013, after a meeting with President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    What do you get when you put Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama in a room together? An “unprecedented” discussion of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act. “They wanted us to know that this may have been a wounding of what we consider in voter rights,” Sharpton told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts of the get-together on Tuesday. “But it does not disable the Voting Rights Act and they intend to go forward and not only protect voting rights for all Americans, but enforce the Voting Rights Act.” Sharpton called the Supreme Court decision “a real blatant attempt to suppress the vote” and criticized conservatives for hypocritically complaining about minorities’ lack of responsibility while simultaneously advocating for laws that limit voting.

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