Multiple States Back Texas in Battle with Biden over Border Defense

Several states have announced their support for Texas as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott continues to battle with Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration over the state’s right to defend its border.

Texas made clear Wednesday that it will continue to defend itself and America’s frontier against the ongoing “invasion” of illegal aliens.

Support for Texas is now growing despite efforts by the Biden admin to otherwise render the Southern Border wide open.

Other Republican states have begun to rally behind Texas, assuring border communities in the Lone Star State that they are not alone.

A number of other states have now called out the White House for its apparent failure to address the crisis at the border.

On Wednesday, Gov. Abbott issued a statement stressing that Texas has the “constitutional authority to defend and protect itself.”

The governor argues that this authority “supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary.”

Abbott’s provocative statement came days after the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a lower court’s order against Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The ruling allowed DHS to cut through defensive razor wire along the Southern Border in Texas to allow illegals to flood in from Mexico.

“The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States,” wrote Abbott.

“The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including immigration laws on the books right now.

“President Biden has refused to enforce those laws and has even violated them.”

Abbott asserts that the Biden admin’s failure to fulfill its duty to protect each state against invasion, codified in Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution, has “triggered Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which reserves to this State the right of self-defense.”

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The governor’s statement appeared to account for why Texas began installing more wire and border defenses this week with state agencies vowing to hold the line.

Texas has added more defenses in defiance of the Biden White House, which admitted the razor wire at the border “got in the way” of letting future Democrat voters enter the country illegally.

In response to Texas’ stated and visible efforts to protect both American sovereignty and itself, various Democrats called on the geriatric president to seize control of the Texas National Guard and to all but force the Lone Star State to submit.

Several Republican governors have expressed support for Texas’ self-defense or have at least decried the Biden administration for letting things degenerate to the point where such defense was required.

One hour after Abbott shared his statement online, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) announced, “Oklahoma stands with Texas.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wrote:

“If the Constitution really made states powerless to defend themselves against an invasion, it wouldn’t have been ratified in the first place and Texas would never have joined the union when it did.

“TX is upholding the law while Biden is flouting it.

“FL will keep assisting Texas with personnel and assets.”

Virginia’s Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin later stated:

“Virginia stands with Texas. [Abbott] is doing the job Joe Biden and his border czar refuse to do to secure our border.

“The Biden administration has turned every state into a border state.

“We must stop the flow of fentanyl, save lives, and secure our southern border.”

Georgia’s GOP Gov. Brian Kemp said, “Enough is enough.

“Our southern border is in crisis thanks to the Biden administration’s refusal to do their job.

“[Abbott] and the state of Texas have our full support.”

Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem declared that Abbott “is exactly right to invoke Texas’ constitutional authority to defend itself.

“The Biden Administration has created a national security crisis and put Americans in danger.

“Their failure is an unconstitutional dereliction of duty.

“South Dakota has been proud to help Gov. Abbott’s efforts to secure our border.”

Other Republican governors appeared less committed.

Nevertheless, many expressed appreciation for Texas and antipathy for the federal government over its apparent inaction.

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte suggested in a tweet that Abbott “is doing what @POTUS won’t.

“By refusing to act, President Biden is inviting cartels, illegal drugs, and human trafficking into the United States.

“We must secure the southern border.”

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said:

“The border is a disaster that continues to spiral out of control, both in terms of people and deadly fentanyl traffic.

“This is not a partisan issue. This is a national security issue.

“This is a common-sense issue. This is an American issue.

“Utah thanks Texas and Gov. Abbott for stepping up where the Biden Administration has failed over and over again.”

Meanwhile, the leaders of other red states — including Govs. Bill Lee (Tennessee), Brad Little (Idaho), Jim Pillen (Nebraska), and Tate Reeves (Mississippi) — have also committed troops, law enforcement agents, support vehicles, and other resources to Texas in recent years with the aim of shoring up America’s defenses.

Some Republicans in Washington have also voiced support for Texas and its ability to defend itself.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) joined Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) in signaling support.

“I stand with Governor Abbott,” Johnson said in a post on X.

“The House will do everything in its power to back him up.

“The next step: holding Secretary Mayorkas accountable.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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