Something to remember when everything goes down:
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.): "In fairness, I doubt that will ever happen."
"I'm just not aware of any discrimination of that kind," said Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) …. you don't need a Voting Rights Act if there's not systemic violations. I don't think [pre-clearance by the Justice Department] should exist in Shelby County. Shelby County has never had a history of denying votes to my knowledge, and certainly not now."
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said "The Supreme Court decision now puts South Carolina on equal footing with every other state in the nation. As a South Carolinian, I’m glad we will no longer be singled out and treated differently than our sister states.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said the court "rightly decided that the statutory standards used decades ago to subject democratically elected state legislatures to second-guessing by unelected federal bureaucrats no longer survives constitutional scrutiny."
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), said he had no idea what the Supreme Court ruled on. "What did they do?" Cochran asked.
Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the judiciary panel, said he’s doubtful a legislative response is needed. He said the court’s ruling reflects that the nation has changed. “It proves that after 45 years that the Voting Rights Act is working,” Grassley said of the court’s ruling. “The situation in those states that were covered by the act, they don’t have discriminatory voting anymore, so the act is not necessary.”