OAN’s Brooke Mallory
4:32 PM – Thursday, February 1, 2024
Governor Ron DeSantis has voiced that he wants to send military troops to Texas in order to protect the southern border. The Republican governor also claimed that President Joe Biden and his administration are downplaying the chaos while not stepping up.
The Florida Legislature appeared willing to comply.
A bill that would allow the governor to dispatch the Florida State Guard to whatever location he chooses is now in the works.
“The states being able to step up, ensure the sovereignty of their territory and the sovereignty of our country,” DeSantis (R-Fla.) said last week. “It’s something that’s appropriate. It’s something the founders envisioned if you had a derelict executive in the federal government.”
One day prior, the governor had signed a letter with 24 other Republican governors endorsing Governor Greg Abbott’s (R-Texas) use of razor wire at the border between the United States and Mexico as a “constitutional right of self-defense.” Florida is now standing its ground.
Meanwhile, Democrat officials fearfully claim that these efforts could “spark a second American Civil War.”
Texas has previously defied the Biden administration and the U.S. Supreme Court, which declared that the federal government is permitted to dismantle barbed wire barriers in that state. Those who agreed with the high court’s decision claim that the barbed wire “provides access to the border for federal law enforcement.”
However, detractors say that the Biden administration simply wants to make easier passage ways for illegals to cross into the country so that they can later become future Democrat voters. Democrat officials utilize taxpayer money to fund programs that help illegal immigrants receive “free” housing, cellphones, clothing, and more.
Additionally, many Republicans were angered when they discovered that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Amy Coney Barrett voted in favor of taking the barbed wire down, standing in agreement with the liberal justices.
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick of Texas previously promised to keep building additional razor-wire obstacles and fences. In addition, he promised a “confrontation” in the event that the federal Border Patrol personnel dispatched by the Biden administration removed any state obstacles.
Last month, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre falsely claimed that the Texas Military Department obstructed efforts by U.S. Border Patrol agents to save a family of migrants from drowning and that the barbed wire would prompt more migrant deaths. However, the Texas governor and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have already refuted that report.
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