Mexican Cartels Open Fire on Texas Troops 'Abandoned' by Biden, Gov Abbott Reports
Governor warns of dangers for people living in border counties
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned the American people that residents in border counties are facing a serious threat to their homes and lives after being "completely abandoned" by Democrat Joe Biden.
According to Gov. Abbott, Mexican cartels have been illegally crossing the border onto U.S. soil and shooting at Texas troops who are overwhelmed as they struggle to contain Biden's migrant crisis.
Speaking to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, Abbott accused Biden of completely abandoning those who live on the U.S.-Mexico border- Americans who traditionally vote for Democrats.
Abbott said that Biden’s reversal of the previous administration’s policies has led to “catastrophic” results on the border.
He said the crisis is emboldening violent cartels from Mexico to become even more aggressive.
“And 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,” the governor continued.
Abbott said that the hottest point of activity right now is in Starr County “where the cartels on the Mexican side of the border are shooting at the National Guard on the Texas side of the border.”
“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, and Maria, 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.”
The governor said the situation cannot compare to October 2020.
"Listen, a year ago, of course, was still during the Trump administration and the Trump administration had put in place all the policies that led it to the greatest reduction in cross-border crossings,” he said.
"Now, we’re seeing the highest number of cross-border crossings and it’s all because of the catastrophic open border policies by the Biden administration and we’re seeing more and more people come in.”
Democratic Laredo, Texas, Mayor Pete Saenz said in September that border security was effective under Trump.
The Biden administration will bring back the Remain in Mexico policy in November after a federal judge sided with a demand from Texas and Missouri that the policy be reinstated.