Donald Trump just threatened to go after a Texas state senator who was the target of complaints from a local sheriff.
During a White House meeting, Rockwall County, Texas, Sheriff Harold Eavenson told Trump about a lawmaker who was offering asset forfeiture legislation he believes would aid Mexican drug cartels.
“Who is the state senator? Do you want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career,” Trump offered.
The crowd of law enforcement officials in the room laughed, and Eavenson declined to say the senator’s name.
During the meeting, Trump stressed his desire to aggressively crack down on terrorism, illegal immigration and drug cartels. He also vowed to go ahead with the administration’s challenge of a court ruling blocking his refugee and travel ban, sating, “They want to take a lot of our powers away. Some people with the wrong intentions.”
He also said he would take steps to limit the flow of drugs across the U.S. southern border, saying, “We’re committed to securing our borders. We’re going to be building a wall.”
Sheriff tells Trump that state senator is doing something he doesn't like
Trump: "Do you want to give his name? We'll destroy his career." pic.twitter.com/75y3t9zc54
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) February 7, 2017