Twenty-six Republican governors sent a letter, demanding President Joe Biden meet with them over “humanitarian crisis” at the border, Beto O’Rourke considering run for Texas governor, more GOP politics updates.
Over two dozen Republican governors, including Doug Ducey of Arizona, Ron DeSantis of Florida, and Greg Abbott of Texas, issued a letter demanding that President Joe Biden schedule of meeting over the border crisis.
The letter, issued on Monday, was signed by 26 Republican governors and is requesting a meeting with the president at the White House within the next fifteen days to have an “open and constructive “open and constructive dialogue regarding border enforcement on behalf of U.S. citizens in our states and all those hoping to become U.S. citizens,” according to a report by Fox.
“I sent a letter with 25 fellow governors requesting an urgent meeting with President Biden to find meaningful solutions to the worst border crisis in more than two decades,” Arizona Governor Doug Ducey wrote in a tweet on Monday, adding: “read the letter here.”
According to misstatement by the governors in the letter, border apprehensions are up nearly 500 percent since last year, and approximately 9,700 of those apprehended had prior criminal convictions.
The governors stated in their letter the amount of fentanyl that has been seized coming over the border this fiscal year exceeds the amount confiscated in the last three years combined.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has experienced a sharp fall in his job performance rating, and now a majority of Texans disapprove of him as governor, according to the latest survey from The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, The Hill reported.
prior to the pandemic, Abbott’s approval rating was at 59 percent, which is now fallen to 45 percent, with 54 percent same the state is headed in the wrong direction.
When compared to potential running mates in 2022, 44 percent said they would vote for actor Matthew McConaughey, 37 percent said they would vote for Beto O’Rourke, and 42 percent would vote for Abbott.
Beto O’Rourke, a former Democratic Congressman from Texas, is allegedly considering a run for the governor of Texas, according to a report from Axios, which said he was asking advice from political allies. However, according to his advisors, no decision has been made.
O’Rourke has made unsuccessful runs for both the Senate and President in the last few years, Political Insider reported.
For the first time in modern political history, Republicans are on the verge of claiming more registered voters in the sunshine state, Politico reported. If Republicans take the advantage heading into 2022, Florida could lose its battleground status.
According to a Fox poll released on Sunday, only 49% of registered voters felt President Joe Biden had enough “mental soundness to serve effectively as president.” Oppositely, 48% said no.
When asked if Biden was “a strong leader, or not,” 53% replied “it is not,” compared to only 45% who said “yes.”