by Ted Blaylock
One of the most important appointments that President Trump will make that will directly affect Texans is a new United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. A conservative Federal Prosecutor in Texas could have a dramatic impact on the Planned Parenthood operation in the state, prosecuting them for selling the parts of babies they have killed at its clinics.
Devon Anderson and her top lieutenant, Belinda Hill, have reportedly submitted their names for consideration by the Trump Administration for this key Presidential appointment. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas serves as the chief law enforcement officer for the area that encompasses Laredo, McAllen, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Victoria, and Houston. In November 2016, Anderson lost her re-election bid for Harris County District Attorney by over 108,000 votes. Under Anderson and Hill’s leadership, pro-life leaders David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were prosecuted for revealing the horrors and illegal behavior of Planned Parenthood.
Now, Anderson and Hill want to bring their failed leadership to the Southern District of Texas. They failed to prosecute Planned Parenthood when the crimes were on videotape. What do you think their “leadership” would bring to border towns like Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville? Do you think drug lords would fear them? More importantly, what would their leadership mean for the residents of the Southern District of Texas?
The Southern District of Texas is home to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, the very target of Daleiden’s attempt to unmask the marketing of baby body parts. The U.S. Attorney should be investigating Planned Parenthood, not aiding and abetting the organization. Devon Anderson and Belinda Hill have demonstrated their priorities to the Houston community. Anderson and Hill were caught red-handed colluding with Planned Parenthood and their failure to support life over many years is well documented.
The next United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas must also be above reproach with a dedication to upholding the rule of law and protecting the integrity of our government. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and the governance of large urban areas is frequently rife with graft and corruption. The Democratic political machines of cities such as New York and Chicago are legendary for their rampant corruption. It is imperative that Houston not join the likes of these cities, where only the most brazen and careless of corrupt politicians are ever investigated, let alone prosecuted.
Democratic political campaigns locally are becoming increasing reliant on contributions from government contractors whose businesses rely on the taxpayer funded contracts awarded by these elected officials. Our next United States Attorney must be committed to investigating any illegalities involving elected officials and government contractors and prosecuting those who break our laws and abuse the public trust.
Prosecuting elected officials and other politically influential individuals requires the kind of courage that the likes of Devon Anderson and Belinda Hill have failed to demonstrate during their tenure in the positions of public trust that they have held.
Corrupt public officials, as well as those that empower their lawlessness, will only be empowered if the next United States Attorney has the kind of disastrous track record exhibited by Devon Anderson and Belinda Hill. Quite frankly, the emergence of a corrupt Democratic Party “Tammy Hall” style political machine in Houston can be stopped cold in its tracks if the next United States Attorney for the Southern District is a strong and courageous conservative, who upholds the rule of law.
Most of President Trump’s appointments have been stellar which indicates a commitment to fulfilling his promise to putting the best people in positions where they can excel. There is too much at stake, though, to simply sit back and hope for the best as the President considers who to appoint to serve as the next United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. Therefore, we not only urge President Trump to fully vet those seeking this appointment, but also to seek the counsel of trusted, proven conservative leaders in Texas who are intimately familiar with the records of those seeking to serve as our next United States Attorney.