EDINGURG, Texas — Texas Governor Greg Abbott endorsed former President Donald Trump in his race to grow to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States.
“You need a new president,” Abbott stated to the mayors of New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. on Sunday. “Joe Biden has failed at national security. We need a president that will secure the border.”
“We need Donald J. Trump back as our president of the United States of America,” Abbott stated. “I’m here today to officially proclaim my endorsement for Donald J. Trump to be President of the United States of America, again.”
Trump responded, saying to Abbott, “I am going to make your job much easier. We love Texas.”
The endorsement got here as President Trump and Governor Abbott served tamales to Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and National Guard Soldiers and Airmen in a pre-Thanksgiving meal. The troopers and Guardsmen are assigned to frame safety obligation beneath Abbott’s Operation Lone Star.
Abbott turns into the fifth governor to endorse the previous president in the course of the 2024 Republican major and joins Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton, Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on the rising checklist of Texas statewide elected officers.
Then-President Trump obtained 52 p.c of the vote throughout his 2020 presidential race towards Joe Biden. Trump captured practically 5.6 million votes within the Lone Star State.
Border points had been a key issue within the Texas election of 2020. During Fiscal Year 2020, President Trump’s final full yr in workplace, Border Patrol brokers encountered simply over 400,000 migrants. Under the Biden administration’s border and immigration insurance policies, brokers encountered simply over 407.000 migrants simply previously two months, in line with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Southwest Land Border Encounters Reports.
The governor’s endorsement adopted an early Thanksgiving dinner served to DPS troopers and Texas National Guardsmen by the governor and President Trump.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council informed the viewers attending the speech that President Trump shook each hand and took pictures with each trooper and guardsman who got here to him in the course of the luncheon.
Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Division Chief for Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for 9 Border Patrol Stations inside the Del Rio, Texas, Sector. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.