White House calls Abbott’s latest actions at border ‘a problem’

The White House views the latest actions at the southern border by Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) as a “problem” that the Biden administration is closely monitoring and could respond to with legal action come Thursday.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in a Zoom call Tuesday afternoon that the way that the third-term GOP governor is “getting involved” is “extreme” and has not gone unnoticed by Washington.

“There’s been multiple actions that the governor has taken blocking Border Patrol from accessing the border — that’s a problem when he’s blocking them,” Jean-Pierre said. “He continues to prove that he’s not interested — he’s not really interested in solutions, only seeking to politicize the border.”

At present, Texas officials are “preventing” Border Patrol agents from doing their job in a 2.5-mile stretch of the border in south-central Texas, she said.

“So, that is a problem. That is a problem,”
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