(TotalConservative.com) – Amid the escalating battle between Texas and the federal government, lines are now being drawn while many politicians stand up for the Lone Star State’s right to defend the border. One of the latest to throw his weight behind the state is independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
On Thursday, Jan. 25, Kennedy posted an official statement on Twitter about the confrontation between Texas and the Biden administration and blamed the federal government’s handling of the southern border for the situation and the ongoing illegal immigration crisis. Kennedy said Texas was “right” to defend its borders and had “no choice” due to President Joe Biden’s “failure” to do so.
Kennedy shared his message in a quote-tweet of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s statement about the ongoing legal battles. Abbott defied the federal government and the Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow Border Patrol agents to cut razor wire along the border. He claims that by failing to enforce immigration laws already on the books, they’ve only forced Texas to take matters into its own hands.
Kennedy, who relaunched his presidential campaign in October as an independent, said if he became president, he would end the situation at the border “once and for all,” which he described as a “humanitarian crisis.” Kennedy also vowed to destroy the drug cartels’ “business model” and reiterated that a country that doesn’t have borders isn’t “a country at all.”
He now joins many others who also sided with Texas, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Florida governor vowed to continue helping Texas secure the border using its National Guard. Trump also called on other states to deploy their National Guard forces to Texas.
Kennedy has slowly but surely become a vocal critic of how the Biden administration has handled the border, describing Biden’s policies as disastrous in a September 2023 Newsweek opinion piece. Kennedy wrote that a “different approach” is needed because the current policies have failed the country and are “putting an intolerable strain” on cities.
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