Texas showdown with the federal government continues as Gov. Abbott says state is “prepared” to handle potential Biden federalization of state national guard
One of the latest threats from the Biden regime against Texas concerning the crisis at the southern border involves federalizing the Texas National Guard, a move that Gov. Greg Abbott says he is “prepared” to deal with should the federal government decide to take that antagonistic route.
On January 22, the United States Supreme Court ruled that federal agents cannot be blocked by Texas from removing razor wire that was set up along the U.S.-Mexico border in Eagle Pass, a Texas border town separate from Mexico by the Rio Grande River.
SCOTUS basically ordered Texas to remove the razor wire, or allow Customs and Border Control (CBP) to remove the razor wire, but Abbott is not budging. He says he will never “back down from our efforts to secure the border,” regardless of what D.C. says.
After Abbott stated this, Democrats everywhere started calling on the Biden regime to federalize the National Guard, which would prevent Texas from utilizing it to protect its own border with Mexico.
(Related: No matter what the Biden regime does or does not do, Gov. Abbott is promising to secure his state’s southern border with Mexico.)
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Abbott recently appeared with Tucker Carlson for an interview in which he was asked what he plans to do should the Biden regime federalize the Texas National Guard.
“Well, first, I’d be shocked,” Abbott told Carlson. “That would be a boneheaded move on his part – total disaster. For one, as you might imagine, we are prepared in the event that that unlikely event does occur to make sure that we will be able to continue exactly what we’ve been doing over the past month, and that is building these barriers.”
“Whatever we’ve been building, the Biden administration is now trying to attack us because of it, and we will continue to do exactly what we’re doing to expand our denial of illegal entry into the state of Texas.”
Holy smokes. Texas Governor Greg Abbott says he is “prepared” in the event Biden attempts to take control of the Texas National Guard.
“That would be a boneheaded move on his part, a total disaster,” Abbott said. “We are prepared, in the event that that unlikely event does… pic.twitter.com/l4BhiWzWbP
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Abbott clarified that state forces were already at the Texas border with Mexico long before all of this, but that only in recent days has the situation received the type of attention it is now receiving, which is leading other states to send their forces in to help as well.
“There’ve been about 10 [states] so far that have sent National Guard or other law enforcement,” Abbott said. “They now are joined together with us. This is a fight for the future of America, and they all know it. And so, I believe that they will all be in on this effort.”
In a separate interview with Bloomberg, Abbott stated that Texas is now “adding more razor wire as we speak right now to make sure that we are doing even more to secure the border.”
“There would be times when the federal government does not do its job, and states have a right to self-defense,” Abbott added, specifying that what Texas is now doing fully aligns with the U.S. Constitution, and specifically Article IV, Section 4, which deals with states that have to protect themselves against an “invasion.”
President Biden’s failure, Abbott continued, effectively triggered Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 of the Constitution, “which reserves to this state the right of self-defense.”
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