Cartels use TikTok to recruit, Governor Abbott says

“TikTok should be shamed, condemned and sued…” the Texas governor said.

WESLACO, Texas — On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott met with 12 attorneys general from across the country in Weslaco, Texas, to discuss state border security.

The governor said border security affects not just Texas, but the entire country. However, he does not feel that the federal government is doing its part.

Governor Abbott said that as a result, Texas is falling victim to drug distribution and human trafficking, and now cartels are using TikTok to recruit smugglers.

“TikTok should be shamed, condemned and taken to court for encouraging human trafficking in Texas and the United States of America,” Abbott said.

Governor Abbott said Texas continues to build its own border wall and working with other heads of state is now more important than ever.

“Texas is fully responding to the Biden administration’s failure to address the disaster on our border, and our efforts are bolstered by working with other heads of state across the country,” the governor said. Abbott. “Like Texas, the attorneys general here today are working day and night to provide the safety and security that Americans demand and deserve, and I thank them for their continued support and efforts to secure our border and ensure the safety communities across America.”

The event brought together the following attorneys general:

  • Alaska Attorney General, Treg Taylor
  • Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
  • Todd Rokita, Indiana Attorney General
  • Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt
  • Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch
  • Attorney General of Montana, Austin Knudsen
  • Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor
  • Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota Attorney General
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
  • Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes
  • Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General of West Virginia

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