Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said during a Wednesday interview with Newsmax host Steve Malzberg that he plans on signing into law a piece of legislation that could actually jail sheriffs serving in sanctuary cities and counties.
“It’s a two step-process. As governor, I could unilaterally use my office to take funds away from Travis County that have been previously granted to them,” Abbott first explained. “We defund them to the tune of more than $1.5 million.”
“In addition to that, we have been pushing a piece of legislation in Texas that will pass, that I will be signing into law, that imposes even sterner penalties on counties,” he added.”
“It will include things such as defunding them. It will impose fines, and it could impose jail time for the sheriffs to enforce the laws.”
Abbott further noted that, “oddly enough, the sheriffs could end up behind the very bars they are releasing these criminals from.”