In the political world, all eyes were on Texas this week after chaos erupted Monday inside the state house between lawmakers over Senate Bill Four. One lawmaker even saying that he called ICE on
the protestors outside the chambers. Thursday, Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn was in the borderland speaking at a forum hosted by Borderplex Alliance. I asked him after Monday's scuffle in the Texas house where he stands on the new quote anti-sanctuary cities law. Senator John Cornyn saying:
"There's a line though where you don't want the federal government coming in and taking over. The word in legal jargon is to commandeer local government and local law enforcement. So I think enforcing the law is important particularly for people who have come into our country and have taken advantage of the fact that they've come to our country and committed repeated crimes of violence, frequently against the local community. So I do support the restoration of law and order and cooperation between the federal government and the local government."
Cornyn sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee who will be hearing former FBI Director James Comey's testimony scheduled for June 8th. Last week, Cornyn was seen by President Donald Trump as a possible replacement for the director position, but turned down.
Faran covered all things politics in the borderland, which included interviews with local leaders and politicians on issues the borderland faced. Before making her way to the borderland, Faran was the nightly news anchor for FOX28 in South Bend, Indiana. She covered all things political there as well, including then Governor Pence's re-election - before he was chosen as Donald Trump's Vice Presidential pick - and every 2016 Presidential candidate's trip through Michiana.