“There is an unprecedented crisis at our southern border. I believe that the GOP’s policies of law and order protecting safety, and backing the blue best align with my values and the values of the citizens of Kleberg County.”
Kleberg County Attorney Kira Talip Sanchez, located in Texas, announced on Saturday that she is leaving the Democratic Party for the GOP over the disastrous border crisis and policies.
Kleberg County borders the Gulf of Mexico.
Sanchez spoke to the Hispanic Republicans of Texas PAC, confirming her switch at the PAC’s “2024 election season kickoff event.”
Sanchez cited the “unprecedented” border crisis as a main reason for her switch.
“As County Attorney, I have been proud to work with law enforcement to ensure the safety of the citizens of Kleberg County,” Sanchez said in a statement. “There is an unprecedented crisis at our southern border. I believe that the GOP’s policies of law and order protecting safety, and backing the blue best align with my values and the values of the citizens of Kleberg County.”
“I look forward to working with my colleagues to keep South Texas safe,” Sanchez added.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH, 2023
KLEBERG COUNTY ATTORNEY KIRA TALIP SANCHEZ SWITCHES TO REPUBLICAN PARTY AS GOP CONTINUES TO BUILD MOMENTUM IN SOUTH TEXAS.
KINGSVILLE, Texas –Kleberg County Attorney Kira Talip Sanchez has announced she is switching to the… pic.twitter.com/hsBTClbw8K
— Hispanic Republicans of TX (@HRTexas) August 19, 2023
Sanchez served as Kleberg County Attorney in 2014. Her work involves overseeing Kleberg County’s Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force.
The task force “plays a vital role in intercepting deadly drugs coming through the Southern Border before distribution.”
We all see border patrol tweets and reports with pictures of agents confiscating a ton of drugs (sometimes literally), especially fentanyl.
The once-leaning blue county has been going toward the GOP since 2000 when it voted for President George W. Bush. The county voted for him again in 2004 and President Donald Trump in 2020.
Sanchez told Fox & Friends:
TALIP SANCHEZ: “Well, as you know, my parents came to the United States from Mexico, and they raised me with conservative values. And in recent years, I feel like the former party — my former party has moved further left, and it’s no longer aligned with my values. And, you know, growing up in this community, as a Hispanic where we were told, you know, Hispanics are Democrats, and that is not really the case. I feel like a lot of Hispanic Americans are Republican, and they don’t even know it.”
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