Texas Attorney General Candidate Barry Smitherman Says Border Security Is Major Issue In Texas [AUDIO]
On the Thursday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Barry Smitherman, Republican candidate for Texas Attorney General, talked with Chad Hasty about his campaign.
One of the biggest issues Smitherman is focused on is border security. He said that the border is quickly becoming an area of lawlessness, and that the border police and district attorney's offices are being spread too thin.
Smitherman added that his opponents are being too soft on border crime, and that the solution is not more laws, but stronger enforcement of the laws that are already on the books.
"Let's say for example you occupy someone's farm or ranch,. That's criminal trespass. That's all I need to make an arrest. And after I make the arrest and run you through the system and I fingerprint you and I find out you're here illegally, you need to go back home. We don't need any new laws. We just need to help the border DAs and the border sheriffs handle the volume of business than they have right now. And...they're not getting any help form the border patrol."
Smitherman stated that he was staunchly against abortion and gay marriage, and that he was prepared to carry on the fight against Obamacare, the EPA and any organization that threatens the 2nd Amendment. Smitherman also addressed some criticism he's received concerning his history as a prosecutor. He replied that while he may have only had 15 months of experience as a prosecutor, it's still 15 months more experience than any of his competitors have.
For more information about Barry Smitherman and his campaign for Texas Attorney General, visit his website at barryfortexas.com.
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