War? 25 Red States Rally 'Round Texas As Battle Brews With Biden Over Border

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by Tyler Durden
Friday, Jan 26, 2024 - 04:00 PM

A coalition of red states has rallied around Texas, after Governor Greg Abbott invoked the state's constitutional right to self-defense due to the migrant crisis, which he deemed an 'invasion.'

As End Wokeness notes, a coalition of 25 Republican governors have signed a joint letter in support of the Texas resistance.

The support began on Wednesday, with Governor Kevin Stitt tweeting: "Oklahoma stands with Texas."

"TX is upholding the law while Biden is flouting it," said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

And of course, the optics couldn't be worse for the Biden administration - which is now faced with the prospect of going to war with Texas, during an election year, to keep the border open.

And Wall Street Silver pointed out on X, Texas is authorized to engage in war if being invaded according to Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 of the Constitution.

Though as X user blueapples points out, Abbott cited the dissenting (losing) position in Arizona v. United States which determined that federal law overrides state laws when it comes to regulating those who are unlawfully present in the US, except when it comes to a state's right to require officers to verify the citizenship or alien status of detained migrants.

Regardless, Abbott has drawn a line in the sand - and whatever litigation may play out in the courts is secondary to the fact that this is happening now.

As journalist Matt Walsh notes, "Abbott has Biden over a barrel here."

"What is Biden going to do? Send the military in to forcibly open the border? In an election year?"

(h/t Geller Report)

Meanwhile in Washington, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told fellow Republicans in a private meeting on Ukraine that time and the political will to pass a bipartisan immigration and border security compromise is running out, Punchbowl News reports. 

According to the outlet:

McConnell told GOP senators that before border security talks began, immigration policy united Republicans and Ukraine aid divided them. “Politics on this have changed,” McConnell said of solving the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. That’s because former President Donald Trump wants to run his 2024 campaign focusing on immigration.

"We don’t want to do anything to undermine him," McConnell said of Trump - effectively backing away from the 'border-security-for-Ukraine' construct that Republicans have been clinging to the last few months.