Austin, TX -- After millions of patriots voiced their deep concerns about the values, conflicts of interests, and lack of qualifications of Betsy DeVos, Senate Republicans, including Texas’ Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, voted today to confirm her as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education.
Texas Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Manny Garcia issued the following statement:
“Texas’ own Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have again ignored the voices of thousands of Texans only to rubber stamp Trump’s disastrous wishes.
“Senators Cruz and Cornyn will pay a price for this, they simply cannot duck and cover from their constituents forever.
“The fight to save our children’s education from the Trump Republican administration has only just begun.
“Texas Democrats know our children deserve a world-class education and strong neighborhood schools, we will not stop until every Texan has a fair shot to get ahead.”
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.