GOP Governor Refuses To Obey Biden

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) responded to the Biden administration’s request that all the buoys deployed in the Rio Grande River would need to be removed by stating that they were ready to take the administration to court in order to have the barriers remain.

Abbot responded to the Biden administration’s request within the deadline for the removal of the barriers which was on Monday at 2 p.m. However, his refusal could potentially mean that the Department of Justice’s threats that they would take legal action against Abbott would now lead to Texas needing to deal with the legal action that the Department of Justice is likely to pursue.

Abbott in his letter responding to the request pointed out that if their actual focus was on protecting human life then they would be taking more action to enforce federal immigration laws. He added that Texas was within its constitutional authority to handle the crisis that the federal government had created.

He finished off his letter by writing that he would be seeing the President in court.

Previously U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas Jaime Esparza and Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim had sent a letter in which they had cited the laws that the installation of the barriers was breaking and had pointed out that the barriers were blocking the possibility of navigating the river and creating a situation of humanitarian concern. Specifically, they had cited the Rivers and Harbors Act which blocks the construction or installation of any barrier that would block U.S. waters from being navigable.

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