Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) stated Texas is ready within the “unlikely occasion” that President Biden federalizes the Nationwide Guard because the standoff over the southern border heats up.

“Nicely, first, I’d be shocked. That might be a boneheaded transfer on his half, whole catastrophe,” Abbott told conservative host Tucker Carlson on his new present “Uncensored.”

“For one, as you may think, we’re ready within the occasion that that unlikely occasion does happen to make it possible for we will proceed precisely what we’ve been doing over the previous month and that’s constructing these boundaries,” Abbott added.

This week, the Texas Nationwide Guard appeared to disregard a Supreme Court decision approving the elimination of the razor wire boundaries, and continued building alongside the border. Abbott has justified his decision, whereas criticizing Biden for not imposing immigration legal guidelines.

The governor cited the constitutional authority a state has to defend itself in opposition to invasion, because the surge of migrants arriving on the border continues.

Republican governors in a number of states have backed Abbott in his standoff in opposition to the federal authorities.

Abbott advised Carlson that the state has deployed members of the Texas Division of Public Security “in addition to different legislation enforcement officers” paired with Nationwide Guard members from different states to the border — however stated having much more would assist.

The Texas governor stated he has not spoken to Biden concerning the standoff, however up to now has supplied the administration with letters “that had sufficient speedy options” that may not require “any new legislation” to be handed or signed.

Abbott stated he could be “shocked and dissatisfied” if the states who pledged to help him in his efforts ended up not sending members of their Nationwide Guard to Texas.

“They now are joined along with us and it is a struggle for the way forward for American and so they all understand it,” he stated Friday. “And so I imagine that they’ll all be in on this effort.”

Home Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and former President Trump every have pledged support for Abbott within the newly creating problem on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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