Governors Announce Support For Texas In Border Dispute

The governors of 25 states have announced their support for the state of Texas amid an ongoing disagreement with the federal government over border enforcement. The administration of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has challenged the Biden administration over the use of razor wire along the state’s border with Mexico.

“If Greg Abbott needs more razor wire, I’ll load it into a pickup myself,” said South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R).

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that Texas was “trying to enforce our laws and uphold our sovereignty while the federal government is disregarding the law and ignoring its responsibility to protect our borders.”

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) wrote that “enough was enough” and that the southern border was “in crisis” due to Biden’s actions.

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) separately wrote that Biden’s actions invited “cartels, illegal drugs and human trafficking into the United States. We must secure the southern border.”

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) wrote on social media that Abbott was “doing the job Joe Biden and his border czar refuse to do to secure our border.” He further wrote that the White House had “turned every state into a border state. We must stop the flow of fentanyl, save lives and secure our southern border.”

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) issued a similar statement as Youngkin, adding his support for Abbott and Texas.

Former President Donald Trump also stated his support for Texas’ actions and called on states to use their National Guards to prevent crossings and deport migrants.

Trump wrote that during his administration, the United States “had the most secure Border in History.” He then said that President Joe Biden had “surrendered our Border, and is aiding and abetting a massive Invasion of millions of Illegal Migrants into the United States.”

He then said that the White House was “unbelievably” trying to “tie the hands” of Abbott “so that the Invasion continues unchecked.” The former president argued that Texas had “rightly invoked the Invasion Clause of the Constitution.”