Tucker Carlson, co-founder of the Daily Caller, urged the male residents of Texas to safeguard their state in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling that granted the Biden Administration the authority to dismantle border wire. In a tweet, Carlson asserted that those in positions of authority have seemingly made a collective decision to undermine the nation by permitting the ongoing border crisis.
Carlson additionally questioned where the “men of Texas” were, asking why they were not “protecting their state and nation.”
“So it’s unanimous: everyone in power, from the White House, to the hedge fund managers, to the Supreme Court of the United States has decided to destroy the country by allowing it to be invaded. That leaves the population to defend itself. Where are the men of Texas? Why aren’t they protecting their state and the nation?” Carlson tweeted out.
So it’s unanimous: everyone in power, from the White House, to the hedge fund managers, to the Supreme Court of the United States has decided to destroy the country by allowing it to be invaded. That leaves the population to defend itself. Where are the men of Texas? Why aren’t…
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 23, 2024
However, the justices, in a 5-4 decision, sided with the federal authorities. The Department of Homeland Security had argued in an emergency application in early January that the fencing was hindering agents from accessing the border and carrying out their duties of patrolling, apprehending, and inspecting individuals.
Following the ruling, Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott took to Twitter to express his response, stating that the legal battle is far from over. He further emphasized his commitment to defending Texas’ constitutional authority to secure the border and prevent the Biden Administration from causing harm to their property. Governor Abbott highlighted the effectiveness of the razor wire as a deterrent against illegal crossings observed at the border.
This is not over.
Texas' razor wire is an effective deterrent to the illegal crossings Biden encourages.
I will continue to defend Texas' constitutional authority to secure the border and prevent the Biden Admin from destroying our property.https://t.co/pV7Cuq57d1
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 22, 2024
In the midst of the ongoing legal dispute, the Department of Public Safety in Texas asserted its authority over Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, Texas. This action resulted in federal officials filing a court document claiming that agents were denied access to the location. Nevertheless, a few border patrol agents discreetly expressed their backing for Texas’ endeavors to take control of the park.
According to federal data, the southern border has witnessed an unprecedented surge in the number of illegal immigrants crossing. In the fiscal year 2023, the border patrol documented over 2 million encounters, while in the fiscal year 2022, there were over 2.2 million encounters.