Eric Holder Condemns Gerrymandered Congressional Map Passed by the Texas Republican Legislature


Fabiola Rodriguez

Washington, D.C. – Today, Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee released the following statement condemning the gerrymandered congressional map passed by the Texas Republican dominated legislature:

“The Texas congressional map passed today is clearly generated by arrogance, political greed and electoral fear. Texas Republicans have proven time after time that they don’t want to risk fair elections. They know they are out of touch with the majority in the Lone Star State, and instead of adjusting their policies and politics for their constituents, they’re trying to manipulate the structures of our democracy to artificially hold onto power.

“This undemocratic map doubles down on the Republican gerrymanders of 2011, eliminates competitive seats, and ignores the demographics of the 2020 Census data. It unbelievably increases the number of majority white districts – despite the fact that 95% of Texas’ population growth came from people of color – who now make up close to 60% of the state.

“Americans everywhere should be repulsed by this map, and all Texas legislators who voted in support of it must be held politically accountable. Congress must do its part and pass the Freedom to Vote Act to put power back in the hands of the citizens of Texas and the American people —where it belongs.”