Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced “Operation Lone Star” on Sunday which includes deploying the National Guard to his state’s border “to respond to the border crisis,” plus more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Texas Gov. deploys National Guard as “Biden administration…refuses to secure the border”
On Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the state has launched “Operation Lone Star” to deal with an escalating crisis at its border.
“Today Texas launched Operation Lone Star to respond to the border crisis,” Abbott announced on Twitter on Sunday. “It deploys Nat’l Guard + DPS Officers + air, ground, marine, & tactical border security assets to deny Mexican Cartels & smugglers the ability to move drugs & people into Texas.”
The announcement also came on the anniversary of the Alamo.
“The Alamo fell to enemy forces on this day in 1836,” Abbott tweeted. “The battle was lost, but the war was not. Texas prevailed. It’s a reminder of the grit, resolve & perseverance of Texans from our very beginning. We are challenged, but always overcome. The Cenotaph will remain unmoved.”
Abbott discussed the issue with KFOX-TV.
“The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration,” Abbott said during an interview, the Western Journal reported. “Texas supports legal immigration but will not be an accomplice to the open border policies that cause, rather than prevent, a humanitarian crisis in our state and endanger the lives of Texans.”
“We will surge the resources and law enforcement personnel needed to confront this crisis,” Abbott added.
Rand Paul questions whether US inflation could lead America to Venezuela-like situation
One day after the U.S. Senate passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) initiated a conversation over inflation and the US economy, suggesting that America could be on a similar path to that of Venezuela, Fox reported.
“New 1,000,000 bolivar note in Venezuela worth 53 cents,” Paul tweeted. “Will US be the next Venezuela with Congress borrowing over $6 trillion in one year?”
Biden calls GOP election reform efforts “an all-out assault” on voting rights
President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Sunday to expand rights, NBC reported. The order calls on federal agencies to “consider ways to expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process.”
According to a White House summary, the Executive Order aims to “direct federal agencies to expand access to voter registration and election information.”
The order directs the Office of Personnel Management to come up with a strategy to increase federal workers’ access to polling places and means of voting, which includes a policy of paid leave for federal employees to take a day off to vote or more time off to volunteer as a poll worker, the Daily Wire reported.
President Biden, during his speech at the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast in Selma, Alabama, on Sunday, criticize efforts by Republican legislatures across the country to enact more restrictive voting measures.
“An all-out assault on the right to vote in state legislatures all across the country [is] happening right now,” Mr. Biden said. “During the current legislative session, elected officials in 43 states have already introduced more than 250 bills to make it harder for Americans to vote. We cannot let them succeed.”
Trump vows to campaign against “disloyal and very bad Senator” Murkowski in Alaska
Former President Donald Trump has vowed to travel to Alaska in order to campaign against Senator Lisa Murkowski who he referred to as a “disloyal and very bad Senator.”
“I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski,” Trump said in a statement to The Hill. “She represents her state badly and her country even worse. I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator.”