Trump urges states to surge National Guard to Texas as Abbott standoff with Biden accelerates

January 26, 2024

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday gave his backing to Texas Gov. In posts to Truth Social, Trump backed Abbott and accused President Biden of "fighting to tie the hands" of the Republican governor "so that the Invasion continues unchecked." The two sides have been feuding since 2021 when the migrant crisis escalated and Texas launched Operation Lone Star to surge resources to the border. The administration says immigration enforcement is up to the federal government and Texas is interfering. Meanwhile, some Democrats have urged the Biden administration to seize control of the National Guard.