The liberal push in Texas, specifically Dallas, just took a major hit.
Mayor Pro Tem and Dallas City Council member Dwaine Caraway has pled guilty to accepting more than $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks.
Caraway is a perfect example of the political corruption to which Trump referred during the 2016 presidential election.
During his second stint as acting mayor, Caraway found himself in the middle of several controversies.
This one, however, was more than enough to take him down.
Going back to January of this year, Caraway was linked to a local businessman linked to several political bribes.
Slater Swartwood then testified he had directed payments to Caraway for political favor.
The most notable case being a city contract for video cameras placed on school buses.
With evidence mounting, Caraway finally pled guilty to the charges on Thursday, revealing he had accepted more than $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks.
According to reports, many of the funds received were done so as a “phony consulting agreement, luxury suits [sic], fully funded trips, gambling money, repayment of personal debt, checks, and cash.”
One would think Caraway would have wanted to keep a low profile during the investigation, but that was just not his style.
As the NRA Convention in Dallas drew near, Caraway was very vocal in opposing the convention take place in the city.
Soon thereafter, protests started to arise around the city against the NRA.
Many local business owners were furious with Caraway’s statements for fear he was taking money out of their pockets with the expected revenue from the convention attendees.
In recent years, the liberal presence has increased in Dallas, to the ire of conservatives.
Texas has always stood as the epitome of what a conservative state should be, but that is changing dramatically.
Cities like Austin are not only dominated by liberals, but they have also become sanctuary cities, to the embarrassment of longtime Texans.
Hopefully, Caraway’s conviction will begin to wake Texans up and inspire them to get to the voting booths in 2018 and 2020 to get conservatives back in local offices.