Sharpton: Obama, Holder Promised to Enforce Voting Rights Act

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.