Fox News host blurts there's no difference between driving drunk and driving as a undocumented immigrant
Fox News host Jon Scott, Texas AG Ken Paxton - screen grab

During a segment on a recently signed bill in Texas that bans sanctuary cities, a Fox News host suggested that there is no difference between driving drunk and driving as an undocumented immigrant so police should not be prohibited from racial profiling.

Speaking with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), Fox host Jon Scott praised the signing of the bill by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, saying, "I know you worked hard on this bill and you are applauding the fact that it has been given the green light in the appeals court. What do you think Texans will see in terms of lifestyle improvement as a result?"

"First off, it's a huge victory for Texas and the rule of law, and it's a huge victory for safety," Paxton beamed. "It gives our law enforcement the ability to protect Texas citizens across the state and it stops cities from protecting illegals who have committed criminal acts."

"But detractors say it's going to lead to discrimination, how do you answer that?" Scott asked.

'The bill is not designed for that at all," the conservative AG protested. "It's designed to make sure that people here illegally, who have committed crimes, that they are deported and officials have to cooperate with the federal government. It also allows law enforcement to ask about immigration status and it's designed to make sure the citizens of Texas are safe."

Scott then proposed a hypothetical.

"If I'm driving in my car and weaving and a cop pulls me over and smells alcohol, he's allowed to ask if I've been drinking, right?" he suggested. "Why is it such a big deal that police in Texas are now allowed to ask immigration status?"

"You're asking questions that I have never been able to get answers to," Paxton replied. "Why would these cities: Austin, Houston, Dallas, El Paso, San Antonio sue the state? This is a bill that really is about making sure that those who commit crimes and who are here illegally, that we take care of moving them out of our state. Why are these cities so protective of them?"

"You're also going to be able to actually remove from office or maybe even arrest a sheriff or sheriff's official who doesn't follow the law," Scott pressed. "Do you expect that's actually going to happen?"

"Well, we've already got complaints," Paxton remarked. "I can't specifically talk about the details of those complaints but, yes, there's civil >penalties against cities for officials that do this. The possibility is removal for office, which is obviously a severe penalty, and then a Class A misdemeanor of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine."

"We do care about the safety of our people," Paxton added.

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