Shortly after Governor Perry’s press conference announcing his decision to deploy the Texas National Guard, Ken Paxton, Republican nominee for Texas Attorney General, issued the following statement:

“I applaud Governor Perry’s decision to deploy the National Guard as a force multiplier to the Texas border.  In a time when Washington is more out-of-touch than ever before and a President with a ‘lead from behind’ foreign policy, it is clearly up to Texas to secure the border and protect our citizens, despite this being a constitutionally mandated responsibility of the federal government.  Drug cartels and gangs have been smuggling women and children, along with drugs and violence, across our border escalating this situation to an absolute crisis. I have great confidence … continue reading