Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick warned President Biden against taking action against the Texas National Guard on the southern border. The Biden Administration has given Texas 24 hours to vacate the Eagle Pass region as the Lonestar State has continued to assert that it has the authority to secure the southern border if Biden will not.
Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham asked Patrick if he was concerned about the Biden Administration’s latest ultimatum. “I’m not concerned, Laura,” the lieutenant governor replied.
“The biggest mistake the Biden administration could make would be confronting law enforcement or our military, our National Guard, at our border, at this park, when we’re actually doing the job that the American people want,” Patrick said. “So if they come down and create a situation, all of America already knows now, they will clearly see that the Democrats are willing to take on a state that is operating under our constitutional the Democrats are willing to take on a state that is operating under our constitutional right to protect our people.”
As of this report, governors from 25 states have expressed support for Texas and their efforts to halt the record flow of illegal aliens streaming across the southern border. A number of states, including Oklahoma, Iowa and Florida, have gone the extra mile in vowing to send their own national guard personnel and equipment to the Lonestar State.
Former President Trump has also announced his support for Texas and the efforts of red state governors. “When I am President, on Day One, instead of fighting Texas, I will work hand in hand with Governor Abbott and other Border States to Stop the Invasion, Seal the Border, and Rapidly Begin the Largest Domestic Deportation Operation in History. Those Biden has let in should not get comfortable because they will be going home,” the former president wrote in a Truth Social post.
The Biden Administration has given Texas 24 hours to allow Border Patrol agents to access Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, a public property that has become a popular staging ground for massive caravans of illegal aliens. Texas law enforcement and national guard personnel took control of the park earlier this month and have refused to allow federal agents to enter.