Longtime Texas Democratic Rep. Senfronia Thompson lays out the history of racist voter suppression in Texas and its link to today’s GOP voting bill in a detailed, emotional answer during an interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber. Thompson spoke during her trip to Washington, which Democrats took to deny Texas Republicans a quorum to hold a vote on the controversial bill, and after her meeting with Sen. Joe Manchin, a key vote in the U.S. Senate for any voting reforms.
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