U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after meeting with Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, Newton County Sheriff Robert Burby, Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader, and Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis.
Among the topics discussed were soaring crime rates, the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the southern border, increased workload on police officers, staffing shortages, and infrastructure improvements in the radio telecommunication realm between neighboring sheriff departments, emergency service districts, and other first responders.
“The Left’s foolish ‘defund the police’ movement and open-border policies have created a surging crime wave that’s hitting every neighborhood in Texas,” said Babin. “Meetings like this, where we discuss the perspective and needs of our law enforcement in such a challenging time, are critical to the ongoing safety of our communities. We’re a nation of laws, and my support for our brave men and women in blue will never waver.”