Texas Governor Greg Abbott has had it with Joe Biden’s failures to secure the border. He’s taking matters into his own hands.
And Greg Abbott stuns everyone with this news from the border.
Joe Biden’s refusal to do anything at the southern border other than open the flood gates has angered millions.
As the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott feels firsthand the devastation of Biden’s immigration policy.
But he’s not going to sit around and let the illegal immigrants keep pouring in.
Earlier this year, the governor added barriers in the rivers to help stem the flow of migrants.
Texas deployed marine barriers on the Rio Grande to ramp up our efforts to deter illegal border crossings.
Texas will take the Biden Administration all the way to the Supreme Court to defend our sovereign authority to respond to the border crisis. pic.twitter.com/2xbdnViPTm
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) July 25, 2023
Then the lawsuits started flowing in.
But Greg Abbott said on Sunday that if a legal battle over a water barrier in the Rio Grande River reaches that level, he is “absolutely” willing to take it to the Supreme Court.
Abbott’s comment comes just days after the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit voted 2-1 to deny the Texas governor’s plea to overturn a lower court ruling ordering the removal of a 1,000-foot-long network of buoys placed in the river in July.
The court ruled that the buoys could not be deployed because the river is not classified as navigable; the governor contended that the channel is “not navigable by definition” and is not used for transit by boats.
“What Texas is going to be doing, and we will be seeking what’s called an unbuffed ruling by the entire district court of appeals, and if we lose there, we will take that to the United States Supreme Court because we know Texas has the right to legally deploy those buoys in the water to prevent people from entering our country and our state illegally,” Abbott said on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.
When asked if he would pursue the state’s fight to keep the buoys deployed all the way to the Supreme Court, Abbott replied emphatically, “absolutely.”
He also stated that he intends to keep the buoys in place and that Texas has either built or is working on a larger border wall than the Trump administration has accomplished.
Abbott also expressed astonishment that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) recent bill to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had failed, and he termed Mayorkas the person most deserving of impeachment in the present government.
It comes as a majority of potential U.S. voters support an impeachment campaign against Mayorkas.
The recent court verdict was a success for the Biden administration in its efforts to remove the floating barriers, which it claims illegally obstruct shipping and pose humanitarian concerns.
Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday that they would seek an emergency en banc hearing, which would summon all of the court’s judges to rehear the case if allowed.
Republican politicians, particularly those from border states, have prioritized border security.
Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake declared on Sunday that Arizona has “the worst border” in the U.S. and that the bulk of illegal crossings are committed by adults, referring to the situation as a “Bidenvasion.”
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