Republican Governor Fires Back At Biden’s White House

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has taken umbrage to Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s statement that sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard and Washington, D.C. is an “illegal stunt,” Fox News Digital first reported.

In response, Abbott’s Press Secretary Renea Eze pointed to the White House being “full of a bunch of hypocrites, led by the Hypocrite-in-Chief,” accusing the Biden administration of “flying planeloads of migrants across the country and oftentimes in the cover of night.”

Eze also dispelled the myth that migrants had been forced onto buses, saying they had “willingly” chosen to be bussed to Washington, D.C., and had signed waivers available in multiple languages.

“These migrants willingly chose to go to Washington, D.C., having signed a voluntary consent waiver available in multiple languages upon boarding that they agreed on the destination.”

Eze also pointed to the federal government’s treatment of the migrants, saying, “And they were processed and released by the federal government, who dumped them in small Texas border towns.”

Abbott’s Press Secretary also took issue with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s “hypocritical complaints about Texas providing much-needed relief to our overrun and overwhelmed border communities,” noting they should “step up and do their jobs to secure the border—something they continue failing to do.”

Eze’s comments come after Abbott sent two buses carrying more than 100 Migrants that arrived on Thursday (September 15) morning to a location near Harris’ D.C. residence at the Naval Observatory.

By Thursday afternoon White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was lambasting the move claiming: “What they are doing is an illegal stunt, is a political stunt. And it’s really just disrespectful to humanity. It doesn’t afford them any dignity, what they’re doing when you are abandoning families and children in a place where they were told they were going to get housing.”