In an interview with Breitbart News, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the election of gun-grabbing governor-wannabe Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke in November would lead to the elimination of border security in the state.
During a recent campaign stop in College Station, Texas, O’Rourke told supporters, “There are [National] Guard members from Texas A&M who are on the border right now in Zapata, in Webb, in Hidalgo Counties to go be part of a solution in search of a problem.”
Governor Abbott responded in the interview, saying, “I can’t tell if he’s either uninformed or if he’s just being kind of dishonest with Texas. When you look at the fact that we’ve apprehended enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman, and child in Texas, and the fact that fentanyl is the leading cause of death in the United States for people between the age of 18 and 45…
“There are lives that have been lost because of the Biden administration’s refusal to secure the border,” Abbott added. “Conversely, there are lives that have been saved because of the fentanyl and other drugs that we have seized.”
In addition to the drug seizures, the governor explained the impact Texas made on human smuggling and human trafficking.
“Anybody that thinks there’s not a problem on the border either doesn’t care, has a blind eye, or they may be part of the same ideology that President Biden is and what ‘Beto’ campaigned on,” the Texas governor stated. “They campaigned on open borders, they want open border policies, they want these people coming in from more than 150 different countries from across the globe… Robert Francis O’Rourke, if he were to be elected governor, would eliminate border security. He’d be locked arm-in-arm with President Biden and impose open-border policies on the Great State of Texas.”