The governors of Texas and Florida have been putting their words into action, much to the joy of their constituents. After declaring that their states are NOT havens for illegal immigrants, Texas Governor Abbot and Florida Governor DeSantis have resisted the federal government’s efforts to send illegal immigrants to their states and have gotten the last word by sending the migrants to other states and cities that HAVE declared themselves havens for illegal immigrants.
On Tuesday, Ron DeSantis was elected governor of Florida by a landslide, indicating that people embrace his no-nonsense approach to leadership. And it appears that Texas voters share this sentiment.
In Texas, Democrat Beto O’Rourke ran against incumbent governor Abbott and, despite a successful fundraising effort, lost Tuesday. O’Rourke, who rose to prominence after barely failing to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, campaigned on public school expenditures and gun control.
The former Texas lawmaker entered the 2020 presidential campaign following a close loss in the 2018 Senate election. Despite an initial surge in popularity, Beto quickly waned and withdrew his campaign in November of 2019. Three years later, Beto’s gubernatorial campaign would be defined by a string of gaffes he made about gun control. In September of 2019, he declared on a debate platform, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15 and AK-47”
FLASHBACK : Beto O'Rourke: 'Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47' pic.twitter.com/6c53tRXaon
— Mike (@fuctmind) February 10, 2022
Yes, we are talking about Texas, in case you were wondering.
This was well-received by the Democratic debate crowd, but less so among Texas’s conservative, constitution-loving supporters. In February, O’Rourke attempted to reframe his position on the subject, stating that he was “not interested in taking anything from anyone.”
He later told a group of voters that he didn’t think “people who have [AR-15 and AK-47s] in civilian use should be able to keep them.”
Beto O'Rourke on guns:
Sept 2019: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
Feb. 2022: “I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone.”
Today: "People who have [AR-15 and AK-47s] should not be able to keep them." pic.twitter.com/IqRTUAr8jy
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 31, 2022
Still, most Democrats believed that O’Rourke was the candidate most likely to turn the state blue; but, Tuesday night’s vote totals indicate that he was likely to finish approximately 10 points behind Abbott, give or take. This was consistent with the RealClearPolitics polling average, which had him trailing by 10.4 points.
Governor Abbott surpassed O’Rourke among roaring crowds. According to The New York Times, with 95 percent of the votes tabulated, Abbott led Beto by 54,9 percent to 43,8 percent of the vote.
Beto O’Rourke will return to skateboarding. O’Rourke lost a bid for higher office for the third time in four years, this time in the Texas governor’s race. Fox News called the race just after 8:00 p.m. local time, followed by The Associated Press around two hours later.
Abbott’s victory solidifies conservative beliefs in Texas, just as DeSantis’ victory did in Florida. And New York should ready for additional immigration.
Using a state security program named Operation Lone Star, Abbott earned global news by relocating groups of illegal immigrants who were flooding his state amid the border crisis to places such as New York and Washington, D.C.
Despite making no move to change New York City’s status as a sanctuary city, New York City Mayor Eric Adams referred to Abbott and other governors who deport immigrants north as “cowards” for “send[ing] people away who are looking for help.” Presumably since New York City was so eager to assist, right?
Abbott stated in August that the buses and planes to New York and Washington were “providing much-needed relief to our overwhelmed border communities.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Every individual who is apprehended or arrested and every ounce of drugs seized would have otherwise made their way into communities across Texas and the nation due to President Biden’s open border policies,” he said in August, adding that the effort “continues to fill the dangerous gaps left by the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border.” (cheers from Texans.)
At least for the next four years, however, New York City should expect to do its part in absorbing illegal immigrants allowed to enter the United States by President Joe Biden’s failed border policies — all thanks to a solid Greg Abbott and his neighboring governor, Ron DeSantis. CONTINUE READING…