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Fri Jan 26, 2024, 12:53 AM Jan 2024

Texas Democrat calls on Biden to seize control of Texas National Guard [View all]

Texas Democrat calls on Biden to seize control of Texas National Guard


Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) is calling on President Biden to take control of the Texas National Guard if the state defies a Supreme Court ruling that allows U.S. Border Patrol officers to take down the border barriers.

“Governor Greg Abbott is using the Texas National Guard to obstruct and create chaos at the border. If Abbott is defying yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, @POTUS needs to establish sole federal control of the Texas National Guard now,” Castro wrote in a Tuesday post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has been engaged in a months-long feud with the Biden administration over the situation at the border. Abbott has maintained that Biden is not doing enough to address border security, while the Biden administration has said Texas does not have the authority to erect razor wire barriers.

Abbott said in a statement Wednesday that Biden has “ignored Texas’s demand that he perform his constitutional duties” and that Texas has declared an invasion, which will invoke “Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself.”
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Typical The Hill spin--no mention of the Dems' "side's" including spooky3 Jan 2024 #1
What "spin"? brooklynite Jan 2024 #4
I already told you in my prior post. Nt spooky3 Jan 2024 #9
I really don't think there was any spin. ShazzieB Jan 2024 #11
Exactly, brooklynite. ShazzieB Jan 2024 #10
I don't think he should. This is exactly what the Republicans want. MyNameIsJonas Jan 2024 #2
Lets revisit after the 2024 Elections. Clean your House and real change can happen. OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2024 #3
Some would argue that too many are already dead and dying limbicnuminousity Jan 2024 #7
Thankfully, that's not Biden's message Polybius Jan 2024 #17
Trump's talk of sending troops to "inner cities" is okay with MAGAS but Biden's border actions aren't?? WTF? B.See Jan 2024 #5
And Nationalize the Guard of any other red state who DemocraticPatriot Jan 2024 #6
And what if they don't listen to Biden? Polybius Jan 2024 #18
Declaring an invasion doesn't make it so. Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2024 #8
How does Castro imagine that playing out? FBaggins Jan 2024 #12
Those NG soldiers are US Army soldiers. tazkcmo Jan 2024 #13
That isn't how that works FBaggins Jan 2024 #15
The ruling doesn't apply to Texas. There's nothing to defy. Shrek Jan 2024 #14
Do we really have an increase in people illegally crossing the boarder? Buckeyeblue Jan 2024 #16
Yes Polybius Jan 2024 #19
What's driving this? Buckeyeblue Jan 2024 #20
Not just from South America dwnsouth Jan 2024 #21
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