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Chip Roy, Trusted Driver reps speak at GOP meeting

September 14, 2022 - 00:00
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For the Bulletin

A field representative for Chip Roy and retired policemen spoke at last week’s meeting of the Bandera County Republican party at the Lakehills Area Library.

Roy’s representative, Jordan Cook, spoke on the border situation, saying illegal immigrants are starting to push into the area our communities due to San Antonio being a hub relief for them.

“With the new migrant resource center on San Pedro Ave, white buses are dropping off loads of people there and at the San Antonio airport,” he said.

According to Cook, Chip Roy’s office sends teams to sit on the border with border security and the National Guard to watch the activity first hand, adding hundreds of immigrants at a time cross the border in the dead of night.

“But we are working on finishing the border wall and Title 42,” he said. “More importantly now, we shouldn’t be funding any agency that doesn’t support securing the border. We need to go after the leadership in these agencies, like the DHS and the DOJ. If they’re not going to do their job, they should be forced out. Yes, we should be focused on taking back the House, but we also need to take back America. If Republicans don’t do their job when they’re given the keys to the castle, come November, we’re not going to have a country.”

Cook encouraged the group to contact Roy’s office for any reason or concern.

Another group of guest speakers presented the Trusted Driver Program, which was developed by retired police officers allowing officers and registered drivers to interact with each other for minor traffic violations without ever actually being pulled over.

The program is available through a webbased tech platform that would manage the logistics and communication of traffic violations and warnings via texts and virtual court hearings.

Along with the alleged benefit of expediency in traffic violations and less interaction with police officers, the program boasts free membership, vouchers for car repairs, and traffic and other emergency alerts sent to members.

Per Trusted Driver, this program prevents potentially dangerous encounters by minimizing interactions between the police and the public, creating a more inclusive approach to public safety and community- based policing and leaving their focus to be present for more dangerous drivers “This speeds up the process for both officers and citizens,” said GOP Parliamentarian Darcy Hasty.

Precinct Chair John Matta added that the current phase is introducing the program to Bandera County residents. The next step would be to present this to the city and county officials for approval and adoption.