Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas Will Hire Any ‘Dissatisfied’ FBI Agents

Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas Will Hire Any 'Dissatisfied' FBI Agents Greg Abbott Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott. (AP)

By Theodore Bunker | Thursday, 11 August 2022 11:01 AM EDT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, said this week that his state would hire any "dissatisfied" FBI agents in law enforcement positions after criticizing the recent raid on former President Donald Trump's estate.

"If you're an FBI officer looking for a different opportunity in law enforcement, Texas needs a lot of it. And we got a lot of investigations," Abbott said in a radio interview with Chris Salcedo on Wednesday.

"If there's anybody in the FBI who is dissatisfied with their working condition with their leadership, which, by the way, is not just Border Patrol and may not just be FBI, there are so many people working under the Biden administration that see how this administration is completely going off the rails," he added.

Abbott made the remarks shortly after he described the FBI's recent raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate "political persecution."

The governor also recently vowed to hire any border patrol agents who were accused of "whipping" migrants if they are "punished" by the federal government.

"I came out multiple times and said that if those border patrol officers are punished in any way, the State of Texas will be proud to step up and hire them and add them to our forces that we have on the border to secure our border," Abbott told Salcedo on Wednesday. "And the same principle applies here."