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Watch: Gov. Abbott Discusses SCOTUS Ruling, Declares, ‘Texas Will Continue to Hold the Line’

Texas governor explains legal side of his feud with the Biden administration over razor wire barriers installed on the border.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Fox News Thursday to break down the legal side of his fight with the Biden administration to preserve his state’s sovereignty, as the feds argue they can tear down razor wire barriers protecting the state’s border.

‘The Constitution itself provides Texas with a right of self defense’ – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott not backing down. Issues challenge to Biden in fiery interview.

Do you agree with the Texas governor? Is Biden flirting with a Civil War over this issue? pic.twitter.com/H3Qg3GPMEV

— Conservative Brief (@ConservBrief) January 25, 2024

“Regardless of what federal statute may exist, the Supremacy Law means that the Constitution itself is the Supreme Law of the land,” Abbott said. “The Constitution itself provides Texas with a right of self-defense in this case because the United States has abandoned its responsibility to defend Texas.”

“Now I think maybe we will get it to the Fifth Circuit on its merits, where I believe we can win,” Gov. Abbott continued. “And I do believe that when it gets to the Supreme Court, we can win…I don’t know how and why the justices voted the way they did, but there seemed to be four justices who indicated at least an appetite to hear the case as is.”

Gov. Abbott posted his interview with Fox News to Twitter, declaring, “Texas has a constitutional right to defend and protect itself. We will continue to hold the line.”

The Biden Administration has truly abdicated its responsibility to enforce the immigration laws on the books.

Texas has a constitutional right to defend and protect itself.

We will continue to hold the line. pic.twitter.com/LFrTq2MoVY

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 25, 2024

The governor’s remarks come one day after he invoked Texas’ constitutional right to self-defense in a statement, writing, “The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States.”

My statement on Texas’ constitutional right to self-defense. pic.twitter.com/seNFZdmujP

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 24, 2024

“The failure of the Biden administration to fulfill the duties by Article IV, § 4 has triggered Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which reserves to this State the right of self-defense. For these reasons, I have already declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself,” Abbott wrote on Wednesday.

By Thursday, the governors of over 15 states pledged to support Texas in its fight with the feds.

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