The Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, isn’t backing down from the liberal anarchists who are pushing to defund the police.
In fact, Abbott is pushing legislation that will withhold the revenue of property taxes from cities who defund the police. During recent interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Abbott said “”[T]hey will lose the lifeblood of the revenues they receive from property taxes in Texas. What this does, in English, is it is going to defund cities and cities’ ability to operate at all if they try to defund law enforcement.”
Gov. Abbott said that Texas will not go the way of other liberal cities who have surrendered their law safety to the whims of the mob.
“We believe in law enforcement in Texas and we are not going to allow a replication of the types of policies we’ve seen destroying cities like Seattle and Portland and others,” said Abbott.
The governor continued by specifically naming Austin, the state’s capital, and saying its actions will not be “tolerated.”
So Texas is laying down a marker and that is, whether it be the city of Austin or another city, such actions are not going to be tolerated. In Texas, we embrace law enforcement, we will not accept turning power over to these socialistic forces that seek to abandon the rule of law and abandon the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe.
To read more about Abbott’s comments, click here.