The Supreme Court ruled in June that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, freeing several jurisdictions in Southern states to decide for themselves how to conduct their elections. Texas announced that it would move ahead almost immediately with its voter ID legislation, but today Attorney General Eric Holder singled out Texas in a speech to the National Urban League in Philadelphia, promising legal action to reinstate what the Supreme Court struck down.

Holder obviously doesn’t know not to mess with Texas, and neither does Fox News host Bob Beckel. On “The Five” today, Beckel praised Holder’s speech, explaining that in Texas, the sheriffs run the elections, and you know how those sheriffs in Texas are.

Managing to insult an entire state is quite a feat, but maybe Beckel should work his way up through some smaller states first before taking on Texas.

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