Austin, TX -- The Trump-Russia scandal is bursting into public.
“Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials,” according to the New York Times. [February 14, 2017]
“Michael Flynn, the national security adviser to President Trump, resigned late Monday over revelations about his potentially illegal contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States” [Washington Post, February 14, 2017]
Now, the Texas Tribune reports that top congressional Republicans and even Texas Senator John Cornyn have joined Democrats to raise questions. [Texas Tribune, February 14, 2017]
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“The Trump-Russia scandal is bigger than Watergate. The integrity of American democracy and the independence of the White House from foreign puppet masters is at stake. Now is a time for patriots to put their country first.
“Democrats know that potentially treasonous ties between Minority President Donald Trump, his associates, and Russia must be brought to light through fully transparent, independent investigations.
“Republican silence is not an option. Senator Cruz and Congressmen Hurd, Sessions and Culberson, the eyes of Texas are on you.”
Texas Democrat Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez focuses on local crime and increased community trust by ending 287(g)
“People understand that we first should focus on local priorities… We were spending over 675K staffing (287(g)), we can now redeploy those resources to fight local public safety issues” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez [MSNBC, February 2017]
Texas Democrats on Trump’s Mass Deportation Orders
A mere traffic offense could rip parents away from their children if Trump Republicans get their way. This does nothing to fix a broken immigration system. Texas families know this is a nightmare not the American Dream we have all fought for.
AP: Trump Drafting Plans for Deportation Force/ Texas Democrats call on Governor Abbott to act.
Governor Abbott, silence is complicit. You must tell Texas families right now that the State of Texas will not allow its National Guard Troops to be drafted into Trump’s Mass Deportation Force.