TEXAS STEPS UP: Abbott Says Biden Has Abandoned the Border, Texas Giving $3 Billion to Border Security

Texas governor Greg Abbott continues to step up as the Biden administration flounders on securing the southern border. Abbott spoke with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo about the “catastrophic” events triggered by Biden’s bad border policies.

“The cartels on the Mexican side of the border, they’re beginning to open fire on the National Guard that Texas has down on the border to secure the border,” Abbott said. “This is escalating into a firing war on each side of the border where Texas and our National Guard are having to defend themselves and defend the state of Texas.”

Abbott also accused the Biden administration of abandoning Americans in border counties.

“And so what Texas is having to do, we’re having to step up and guard multiple points across the entire border,” Abbott said. “The Biden administration has completely abandoned all the people who live on the border, and they’ve abandoned people in the state of Texas…these are counties and these are people who traditionally have voted Democrat that the Biden administration is ignoring, and he’s putting them in danger.”

“Texas has devoted more than $3 billion to secure the borders; it’s why we have the National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety on the border; it’s why Texas itself is building a border wall to make sure that we will be able to better secure our border”

Watch the interview with Gov. Greg Abbott below: