GOP leader demands that Holder withdraw school voucher lawsuit

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 23, 2013 10:43 AM
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Monday demanded that Attorney General Eric Holder withdraw a federal lawsuit against the state of Louisiana over school vouchers and vowed the House would act if he refuses. The Justice Department is suing to restrict the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which provides vouchers for low-income parents to send their children to private schools. The Justice Department says the program is impeding civil rights-era orders to desegregate the schools. Cantor assailed the move in an education speech Monday in Philadelphia, calling the lawsuit “absurd” and hailing the Louisiana voucher program as “a civil rights solution,” not a “violation.”