Texas Governor Greg Abbott has expressed his discontent with the Biden administration’s approach to the ongoing border crisis, stating that it could potentially be considered an impeachable offense.
This coming after the Biden administration has authorized the deployment of 1,500 active-duty military personnel to the southern border to assist Border Patrol agents as they prepare for a possible influx of migrants.
The deployment, which was announced on Tuesday, comes just days before the end of Title 42, a policy that fast-tracks migrant deportations, on May 11. The troops will be deployed for 90 days and will assist with administrative operations, such as filling “critical capability gaps such as ground-based detection and monitoring, data entry, and warehouse support,” according to the Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder.
During an interview on Fox News, Governor Abbott spoke out against the lack of action taken by the Biden administration to address the crisis at the southern border. He specifically criticized the President for not visiting the border and for reversing policies that had been put in place by the previous administration to help secure the border.
The Governor argued that the number of illegal crossings has drastically increased since Biden took office and that the administration has not done enough to mitigate the problem. He also pointed out the dangers that come with illegal immigration, including the risks posed by drug cartels and human smugglers.
Governor Abbott also voiced his concerns over the handling of unaccompanied minors at the border. He believes that the administration has failed to provide adequate care for these children, putting their lives at risk.
While opinions may differ on whether or not the situation at the border is an impeachable offense, it is clear that something must be done to address the crisis. The safety and security of our country and its citizens should always be a top priority for our elected officials.