Onetime San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong, who's lately been serving as Assistant Secretary for State and Local Law Enforcement in the Department of Homeland Security, is apparently on a short list of candidates to become Border Patrol chief, as reported by Fox News. Because Fong hails from SF, and is a "vocal supporter of sanctuary cities," she's being called the "worst possible fit" for the job and Texas Governor Greg Abbott has already come out saying there will be "a revolt" if Fong lands the job.
As the San Antonio Express-News tells us, Abbot didn't mince his words, though he didn't even mention Fong by name.
"If that person [Heather Fong] is chosen, you will see a revolt in this country, because we are not going to tolerate this perpetuation of violating the law and not enforcing the law," said Abbott. "If the president brings in someone who is going to abdicate the rule of law in this country, the America people are not going to tolerate it any more."
Fong became SF's first female chief of police in 2004 and retired in 2009. As SF Weekly notes, she hardly needs to keep working, however in 2011 it came to light that she's receiving a lifetime pension from the city of $278,000 a year.
Abbott is of course a Fox News darling by now, and he's responsible for helping to kill the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance last week, an ordinance that would have extended equal protection to trans people in the nation's fourth largest city. The Republican governor of the very red state made headlines before last week's election saying to Houston on Twitter, "Vote Texas values, not Hillary Clinton values. Vote NO on City of Houston Proposition 1. No men in women’s bathrooms."
Clinton replied, "Greg Abbott is right about one thing: equality is one of Hillary’s values. Houston #VoteYesOnProp1 today."
The proposition failed by 61 to 39 percent.