Texas Authorities Raid Harris County Judge’s Office in Probe Related to $11 Million ‘Vaccine Contract’.
Another day, another corrupt Democrat.
Texas Rangers on Friday morning raided the office of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and executed a search warrant related to an $11 million ‘vaccine outreach contract’ awarded to one of the judge’s political cronies, KHOU 11 News reported.
Recall, radical far-left judge Lina Hidalgo was one of the most aggressive Covid tyrants in Texas during the pandemic.
In May 2020 Lina Hidalgo called on Texans to snitch on restaurants if they had big crowds.
Hidalgo also previously threatened 180 days in jail for those who opposed her stay at home orders.
Now she’s being investigated for canceling an $11 million vaccine contract after questions were raised that it was with a one-person firm with no experience.
State authorities executed search warrants Friday morning at the offices of at least two members of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s staff, KHOU 11 News has learned.
Texas Rangers were at the offices inside the Harris County Administration Building, sources told KHOU 11 News.
The sources also said the investigation is related to an $11 million vaccine outreach contract that was canceled by Hidalgo late last year. They were searching for county-issued computers and devices related to the issue.
“A judge signed search warrants, which are legal authorization to search for and seize potential evidence of a crime,” Dane Schiller with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said. “Out of fairness for all parties involved, we have no additional comment at this time.”
Within hours of the raid, candidates for Harris County Judge in the upcoming elections reached out to KHOU with statements.
“This controversial deal that has never passed the “smell test” happened over 6 months ago and Harris County taxpayers still don’t know the truth,” a spokesperson for Republican candidate Alexandra Del Moral Mealer said in a statement. “Time and time again, we see that Lina Hidalgo prioritizes political patronage over the interests of Harris County. This is shameful behavior by our County Judge. It shouldn’t take subpoenas to force Lina Hidalgo to tell the truth about an $11 million contract given to a political crony. Leadership starts with accountability – it can’t always be someone else’s fault. At least voters will have the chance to replace Lina.”