By ELAINE MALLON 20 Aug 2023
A Texas county attorney has written off the Democrat party due to the unprecedented crisis unfolding along the Southern border.
Kleberg County Attorney Kira Talip Sanchez shared her decision to Fox News Digital in a statement Saturday:
As County Attorney, I have been proud to work with law enforcement to ensure the safety of the citizens of Kleberg County. There is an unprecedented crisis at our southern border. I believe that the GOP’s policies of law and order protecting safety, and backing the blue best align with my values and the values of the citizens of Kleberg County. I look forward to working with my colleagues to keep South Texas safe.
Sanchez’s decision comes a day after Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported having 183,503 encounters with migrants along the country’s Southern border in July — a jump of more than 38,000 from June.
Her county borders the Gulf of Mexico, and it is approximately a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the Southern border. In 2020, the county voted for President Donald Trump, Fox News Digital reported.
Currently, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a lawsuit from the Department of Justice based on a floating buoy barrier across the Rio Grande meant to detract migrant swimmers, KQED reported.