Gov. Greg Abbott, Will Hurd speak to supporters in El Paso ahead of elections

Gov. Greg Abbott was in El Paso on Nov. 1 ahead of elections. (KFOX14/CBS4)

Gov. Greg Abbott was in El Paso on Thursday to speak to voters ahead of the midterm election next week.

Abbott spoke to supporters at Julio’s Restaurant in east El Paso

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd was also in attendance in support of Abbott.

Abbott talked about his stance on the national anthem and how he believes everyone should stand for it.

“The national anthem means something, and I know my family wouldn’t and I know you wouldn’t take a knee for the national anthem. Those constitutional rights would never exist if it weren’t for the men and women who fought and died for the values and views in our national anthem,” Abbott said.

Abbott criticized U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is challenging Sen. Ted Cruz for his seat, on his stance on taxes and jobs.

“Being that he is from El Paso, there are a lot of people from El Paso who like him. When people get into the voting booth, what matters is not really personalities, what matters is where you stand on positions,” Abbott said.

Abbott talked about the success of the Texas economy and highlighted the importance of improving and advocating for education.

When it comes to immigration, Abbott said he wants to continue to work with law enforcement to keep people safe.

“The most important job we have as elected officials is to keep you safe, and that means making sure we keep you safe from this caravan that’s coming down to the state of Texas,” Abbott said.

Abbott urged the importance of getting into the country the legal way.

“Every man and woman who came to the United States legally is so frustrated by what is going on. We will continue to work so that we have a strong and robust immigration system,” Abbott said.

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