President Donald Trump casually threatened to end the career of a Texas state senator who proposed limits to the state's laws on asset forfeiture.
Trump met Tuesday morning with sheriffs from around the U.S., including one from Rockwall County, Texas, who told the president about a state lawmaker who had proposed asset forfeiture legislation that he believed would help Mexican drug cartels.
“Who is the state senator? Do you want to give his name?" Trump said. "We'll destroy his career."
The law enforcement officials laughed at the president's remark, although Trump didn't join them.
Sheriff Harold Eavenson declined to tell the president the name of the state senator who had irked him.
Sheriff tells Trump that state senator is doing something he doesn't like— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) February 7, 2017
Trump: "Do you want to give his name? We'll destroy his career." pic.twitter.com/75y3t9zc54