- A group of 10 Republican governors, led by Texas’ Greg Abbott, convened on Wednesday at the southern border for a press conference
- They demanded the Biden administration act to address the crisis
- Behind the governors were helicopters and U.S. Military vehicles
- ‘This is one of, if not the most urgent matter that we’re facing,’ Abbott said
- Claimed the White House hasn’t responded to a letter sent last month requesting a meeting with the president to discuss the southern border crisis
Katelyn Caralle – Daily Mail Oct 6, 2021
A group of Republican governors convened at the southern border on Wednesday to demand President Joe Biden more directly address the migration crisis – including by finishing the wall.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who was flanked by nine other GOP state leaders, said the president has refused to meet with them over this issue and lamented he has still not visited the border the U.S. shares with Mexico.
‘This is one of, if not the most urgent matter that we’re facing,’ Abbott said.
A group of 25 GOP governors sent a letter to Biden 16 days ago demanding a meeting with the president, but have not yet heard back from the White House.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said during the press conference on Wednesday: ‘The situation here is certainly outrageous… It’s a tragedy. And I can tell you the border situation is just as out of control in Arizona.’
Abbott, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts all spoke at the press briefing in Texas. Also present were Governors Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma, Mike DeWine of Ohio, Brian Kemp of Georgia, Brad Little of Idaho, Greg Gianforte of Montana and Mark Jordan of Wyoming.
There are three people to blame for making America a more dangerous place: President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and [Department of Homeland Security] Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas,’ Ducey said. ‘It’s no secret anymore – they have created this crisis, and Americans know it.’
‘This year President Biden took the oath of office,’ he continued, ‘instead of commanding our military, he’s commanded drug cartels and other criminals to wreak havoc on the United States.’
Ducey demanded, ‘it’s time for them to do something about it,’ claiming Biden is either ‘unwilling to solve this crisis, or he doesn’t know how.’
Following the meeting, Kemp posted a video to Twitter taken on his phone in the car where he wrote: ‘Just wrapped up a briefing on the border crisis alongside my fellow governors. One thing is clear – the Biden Administration must act.’