Biden Counters Romney at NAACP
A day after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at the NAACP’s annual meeting in Houston, Vice President Joe Biden took the same stage.
Biden rebuffed Romney’s attack on the federal healthcare law and tried to spell out his differences with the GOP’s approach to handling environmental and education issues. But the biggest reaction came when Biden attacked the voter ID laws.
“They see a different future,” Biden said, “where voting is made harder, not easier; where the Justice Department is even prohibited from challenging any of those efforts to suppress votes. There’s a lot more to say, but this is preaching to the choir.”
Texas lawmakers passed a voter ID law last year. It’s been held up by the Justice Department. A trial over whether to implement the law is expected to wrap up in Washington D.C. tomorrow.