The Capitol was just blocks away when a Texas bus dropped the first illegal immigrant group.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to make the move and he kept his word.
The second bus, carrying an additional group of illegal immigrants, pulled into Washington D.C. Thursday morning.
Plenty of conservatives have cheered the move as a way to stick it to Joe Biden and politicians who don’t have to live with the reality of the border chaos on a daily basis.
But Fox’s Tucker Carlson wasn’t impressed. It was actually something that Tucker Carlson seemed annoyed about.
Official Biden White House policy is to bus and fly thousands of unvetted illegal immigrants to American towns around the country in the dead of night, but Psaki is calling Governor Abbott’s plan to send illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C. a “publicity stunt.”
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 7, 2022
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Theatre or Stunts?
Democrats, including White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, have called the move “a publicity stunt.”
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Conservatives may have gotten a surprise Wednesday evening when Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson agreed that Abbott’s move was little more than a stunt.
Speaking of Abbott’s move – sending buses full of illegal immigrants 1,700 miles across the country only to be cut loose inside the country – Tucker asked what should have been a more obvious question:
“So moving a bus of 23 illegal aliens into Washington DC, it’s almost like a meme. They could be returned to their home countries. Why not take the tested National Guard & keep them from coming into our country?”
It’s a great question.
Is anyone benefiting or losing here? Sure, it’s a “gotcha” moment for Abbott.
However, these buses can travel just a few kilometres from Del Rio to the other side of Mexico.
It could even be a sign of the problems with the Republican Party in general. Many talks, with no tangible results. RealYou can either take action against Democrats, or to advance your own agenda.
Abbott just wants Texans paying to allow more illegal immigration into Texas. ToIt is the nation.
just so i have this straight: we can send illegal immigrants to DC but we can’t send them back across the border?
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) April 13, 2022
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Texas Doing The Job The Biden Adm. Won’t Do
But it wasn’t all criticism from Tucker. In the same segment, he brought on Todd Bensman from the Center for Immigration Studies to discuss Abbott’s move to have Texas State Troopers inspect commercial trucks entering the country.
Bensman believes the move – which has led to a 60% drop in commercial traffic across the border – is about more than meets the eye.
“They won’t say exactly what I think they want to say, which is ‘We’re going to do this to you, Mexico, until you clean up your side of the border of the mass migration that’s coming,’” Bensman said, adding, “To me it seems like it’s a leverage point, that they are hoping to get the Biden administration and the Mexican governors to respond to this.”
“It is proving to be a major muscle that the state of Texas is able to flex.”
This is a very interesting insight.
This seems to be moving at least the needle slightly. Abbott and Alejandro Garcia Sepulveda (the Governor of Nuevo Leon), announced an agreement on Wednesday. Texas will reduce checkpoint stop and Nuevo Leon, will implement checkpoints along nine miles of border on the Mexican side.
You can watch the entire segment here: