Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) told Tucker Carlson this weekend that Texas is “prepared” to continue building barriers at the border if the Biden administration federalizes the Texas National Guard.
“If the administration declares that it plans to federalize the National Guard of the state of Texas, your National Guard, what will be your response?” Carlson asked Abbott.
“Well, first, I’ll be shocked. 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,” Abbott said.
“Whether it be the concertina wire or other anti-climb border 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.”
Abbott also mentioned that there would be other states coming to assist and that “there will be more National Guard from other states and law enforcement officers within the state of Texas and other states.”
Carlson also asked for the governor’s thoughts on how the conflict will ever be resolved.
“I believe, however, that this will all come to an end on January 20th of next year because I believe a new president will be sworn in – a president who will actually enforce the immigration laws of the entire country, not just the Texas border,” the governor said.