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Vote on Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez’s ICE nomination, which has been put on hold over domestic abuse allegations

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – The vote to nominate Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to head of ICE has been suspended following an unsubstantiated allegation of domestic violence.

According to our partners at the Houston Chronicle, Senate Democrats withdrew the procedural motion to advance Gonzalez’s nomination after an Oklahoma Republican senator presented an alleged domestic complaint in an affidavit filed in July 2021. The senator asked Democratic leaders to postpone the vote so the allegation could be investigated.

The affidavit filed is part of a lawsuit filed against a Houston Community College employee and has nothing to do with Gonzalez. But in that document, an HCC police officer allegedly claims he and another officer were called to investigate an alleged domestic dispute with Melissa Gonzalez.

In a statement, the sheriff’s wife said she had not filed or filed a complaint against her husband. The sheriff also said the allegations were false and the White House stood by his nomination.

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