Posted on January 26, 2024

GOP Governors Show Support for Texas in Border Standoff

Olivia Alafriz, Politico, January 25, 2024

Republican governors are rallying behind Texas Gov. Greg Abbott amid court battles with the federal government over the state’s border policy.

A coalition of 24 Republican governors released a joint statement Thursday in support of Abbott’s efforts to exercise what he claims is Texas’ “constitutional right to self-defense.”


This show of support comes as Texas has mobilized considerable resources at the U.S.-Mexico border, such as the Texas National Guard and state troopers, in an approach that has often clashed with the operations of the federal Border Patrol.


The governors’ joint statement echoed Abbott’s position, asserting, “Because the Biden Administration has abdicated its constitutional compact duties to the states, Texas has every legal justification to protect the sovereignty of our states and our nation.”