EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott and former President Donald Trump responded to the news of Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to El Paso.
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Abbott gave the following statement:
Vice President Harris is ignoring the real problem areas along our southern border that are not protected by the border wall and are being overrun by the federal government's ill-thought-out open border policies. She will fail in her mission if she refuses to speak to residents of the Del Rio sector whose homes and ranches are being overrun by gangs and smugglers.
The Vice President was named Border Czar over 90 days ago, and in that time Texans have had their homes broken into, property damaged, and guns pointed at their heads as cartels, smugglers, and human traffickers profit off the Biden Administration’s reckless open-border policies. I launched Operation Lone Star in March to combat this record-high influx of people and crime, and since then DPS has arrested over 1,700 criminals, apprehended over 41,000 migrants, and seized enough fentanyl to kill over 21 million people.
Texas has been and continues to step up to protect Texans and Americans.
Former President Donald Trump said in a statement
After months of ignoring the crisis at the Southern Border, it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death that they've created—a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies.
Harris and Biden were given the strongest Border in American history. And now, it is by far the worst in American history.
If Governor Abbott and I weren’t going there next week, she would have never gone!
Governor Greg Abbott and Trump are expected at the southern border Wednesday, June 30.
Where exactly in Texas Abbott and Trump will be is unknown at this time.
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