AUSTIN, Texas - In light of the attack at Ohio State University, Gov. Greg Abbott is pledging to ban sanctuary cities in Texas.
“Listen, this is something we can figure out. This is something we should be on top of. It is insanity that the United States of America will not safeguard our people by bringing people from terrorist sponsored nations,” he said.
Abbott said he’s already issued an order cutting funding to sanctuary cities in the state. During the legislative session he’ll ask lawmakers to pass a law banning them as well.
“When we pass a strong rebuke to sanctuary cities and ban sanctuary cities here in the state of Texas, the consequences will be so extreme for the cities and the counties they will have to follow the law. Listen, all we are asking them to do is to follow the law and apply the federal law of the United States of America,” he said.
The governor also said he believes people will think twice about waging an attack on a campus in Texas because of the open carrying laws, “knowing that they could be gunned down immediately. “