Every elected official in Texas is required to take an oath before taking office. The liberal Democrat serving as Travis County’s sheriff is betraying her oath by protecting illegal aliens.

The oath of office, as proscribed by the Texas Constitution, is as follows:

I, __________________ , do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of __________ of the State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, so help me God.

Notice those words… “preserve, protect, and defend… Constitution… laws… United States… this State.”

Sally Hernandez, a radical leftist Democrat, has publicly stated that she will refuse to enforce the laws of Texas and the United States in regard to illegal aliens. You’ve heard of sanctuary cities? She is turning Travis County into a sanctuary for lawbreakers and in doing so has violated both the spirit and wording of the oath she took last month

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is right to refuse to send monies designated for law enforcement to a county that is thumbing its nose at the laws of Texas and the United States. The reckless actions (and inactions) of Hernandez, and her enablers on the Travis County Commissioners Court, make all Texans – and especially those living in or visiting central Texas, less safe.

Given the way Democrats boo God and trash our Constitution, it’s no wonder Hernandez is casually disregarding her oath of office.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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