New year, same border.
U.S. Border Patrol agents in Fronton, Texas were apprehending migrants illegally crossing into the country when they were shot at from the Mexican side of the border.
“According to a statement from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the shots were fired from across the Rio Grande River and reportedly hit the agents’ vehicle. According to the CBP statement, the officers, whose names were not released, were not harmed following the incident and did not exchange gunfire,” Newsweek reports.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott shared the story on Twitter.
“This is why I have authorized the Texas National Guard and the Texas Dept. of Public Safety to fire back if fired upon. The soldiers and officers guarding our border will defend themselves against the smugglers & cartels.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also shared his thoughts on Twitter, reminding his followers that this is a crisis created by President Biden and his administration.
“I will always support our Border Patrol agents. President Biden’s policies have led to an unprecedented crisis on our border. #BidenBorderCrisis.”