Texas Republican Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick delivered an ultimatum to President Joe Biden over the crisis on the Southern border.
During an interview with “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Patrick warned the Biden administration that Texas will “keep those buses coming” until the Southern border is secured.
Patrick also made it clear that the situation on the Southern border is a very real crisis. Patrick stated, “We’re spending over $4 billion of Texas taxpayer money, money we could spend on health care, on education, on more roads, whatever it might be, $4 billion a year. We have our National Guard there on the border. This is a financial burden on us. But most importantly, it’s an invasion of our state.”
Republicans on the offense
The decision to send illegal immigrants to Democrat-run states and cities is paying off. Democrats will no longer be able to ignore the crisis that the Biden administration created.
In 2021 alone, Border patrol had over two million encounters with illegal immigrants crossing the border. That massive number doesn’t even include the number of illegal immigrants who crossed the border undetected.
Resources have been stretched thin and Southern states have been forced to bear the brunt of the invasion.
Democrats have been comfortably isolated from the crisis until now. With Florida Governor Ron DeSantis shipping illegal immigrants into Martha’s Vineyard, Republicans now have a good way to take the fight to Democrats.
DeSantis addressed the aftermath of the Martha’s Vineyard incident saying, “You’re talking about 50 people. Did they get them employed? Did they get them set up? No. They called out the National Guard and they deported those people off the island the very next day.”
Even outside of the elitist getaways like Martha’s Vineyard, Democrats are still in full panic mode. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser are both demanding federal assistance in dealing with the sudden influx of illegal immigrants.
Hypocrites and liars
As it turns out, Democrats are nothing but liars and hypocrites who are using illegal immigrants for political gain. Democrats hope to dilute Republican voting power, hence the massive panic when Republicans began sending illegal immigrants to blue states.
Democrats claim to support illegal immigrants, but the moment they show up in the elitist hideaways like Martha’s Vineyard, that support evaporates.
The 50 migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard were removed by the National Guard within days, and the rage from the left at Governor DeSantis has been remarkable. Republicans are over the target and won’t be stopping their campaign anytime soon.