White House chides 25 GOP governors backing Abbott in border dispute

The White House discounted a letter signed by Republican governors in support of Gov. Greg Abbott‘s (R-TX) directive at the southern border.

President Joe Biden is locked in a battle with Abbott and House Republican lawmakers over what the administration has claimed are “political stunts” surrounding the immigration debate.

On Thursday, 25 additional Republican governors backed Abbott, specifically his decision to deploy razor wire and mobilize the Texas National Guard to secure the border.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre flipped a question about Abbott’s backers into a familiar critique of House Republicans, whom for days the White House has accused of getting in the way of bipartisan negotiations on border security and additional Ukraine aid in the Senate.

“I would say to them that if they truly want to help with the issue, with the
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