Counterplan Revealed: Texas Governor Unveils Strategy Against Biden’s National Guard Move

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has unveiled a strategic plan aimed at “securing our border” in the event of President Joe Biden considering taking control of the Texas National Guard. The details of the plan were not disclosed, as urged by Fox News host Sean Hannity. This revelation comes amidst an escalating border policy dispute between Republicans, led by Abbott, and the Biden administration.

The tension traces back to January 2021, with Republicans expressing concerns and independently implementing measures to address what they perceive as inadequate border security. Governor Abbott, a prominent figure in this effort, has taken direct action by deploying obstacles such as razor-wire and floating circular saw barriers to deter migrants from crossing the border.

The situation escalated last week following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling permitting federal border agents to remove Abbott’s razor-wire. This prompted defiance from the governor and other Republicans, with increased calls from Democrats to federalize the Texas National Guard in response to the intensifying political standoff.

During his appearance on Hannity’s show, Abbott underscored the significance of the border issue, proclaiming it as “the No. 1 issue in America.” He expressed his belief that President Biden federalizing the Texas National Guard would constitute a major political blunder. However, Abbott refrained from providing specific details about the contingency plan he claims to have in place.

The governor’s stance aligns with his assertion that illegal migration is tantamount to an “invasion” of Texas, emphasizing the state’s “constitutional authority to defend and protect itself.” In response, Democratic figures, including Texas U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro and Greg Casar, have urged President Biden to federalize the National Guard, placing Texas’ military under the president’s command instead of Abbott’s.

In contrast, a group of 26 Republican state attorneys general countered this move, cautioning Biden to “get out of the way” of Texas. They argued that the president lacks the “legal authority” to federalize the guard. It is essential to note that Biden possesses legal authority under Title 10 of the U.S. Code to federalize the National Guard.

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The trajectory of the situation remains uncertain, with the possibility of President Biden intervening in Texas. The border dispute has transcended the state, contributing to partisan gridlock in Congress and obstructing the passage of crucial military aid for Ukraine and Israel.

Amidst escalating tensions, some Republicans have broached the idea of a potential new civil war. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has advocated for a “national divorce” between blue and red states, citing perceived “irreconcilable differences.”

As the nation grapples with heightened political and security concerns, the Texas border dispute serves as a focal point for broader discussions on immigration policies, state-federal relations, and the potential consequences of divisive rhetoric on the country’s unity. The coming days are expected to provide more clarity on whether President Biden will take decisive action and how the ongoing border standoff will influence the broader political landscape.

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