A law professor calls out Texas to Sen. Ted Cruz's face when he asks if voter ID laws are ‘racist’

A law professor calls out Texas to Sen. Ted Cruz's face when he asks if voter ID laws are ‘racist’
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When a Senate Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on voting rights this week, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas forcefully grilled law professor Franita Tolson. The far-right Republican senator has been an aggressive supporter of GOP-sponsored voter suppression laws, vehemently denying that there is anything racist about them. And when Cruz asked Tolson, who teaches at the University of Southern California, to name a state where voter ID laws are racist, she pointed to his as an example.

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