The state of Texas is pushing back hard against the Biden administration over the open border.
Governor Abbott has activated the National Guard to keep the feds out of the Eagle Pass area.
And one Texas official just slammed the Biden administration for “retaliation” over the border standoff.
Biden decries “MAGA Republicans” while putting a “pause” on natural gas exports
The Biden administration announced major executive actions last week that they say are crucial in fighting the war against climate change.
They made the decision to place a “temporary pause” on liquefied natural gas exports in order to stop “the devastating toll of climate change.”
“From Day One, my administration has set the United States on an unprecedented course to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad, securing the largest climate investment in the history of the world,” Biden said in a statement.
The President took the opportunity to label opponents of the move as “MAGA Republicans” who are simply denying “the urgency of the climate crisis.”
Biden vowed that his administration “will not be complacent” and instead will “heed the calls of young people and frontline communities.”
But this all happened in the wake of a major pushback on the federal government by the state of Texas.
Texas bears the burden of the ban while fighting with federal government over the border
The action of banning exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will disproportionately impact one state.
The state of Texas is the largest producer of LNG in the nation, and thus will bear an enormous burden from the ban.
The state has already been in a heated legal exchange with the federal government over border security issues.
A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States has ordered Texas to allow the Biden administration to remove the razor wire state officials placed along the border in Eagle Pass.
Governor Abbott slammed the decision and responded by declaring an invasion in his state.
This allowed him to activate the Texas National Guard, who have been restricting access to the area and blocking the federal government from taking any action to remove the razor wire.
Texas has never backed down from a fight and we’re not looking to start now.
Want our razor wire? Come and take it. pic.twitter.com/oeTc4B0Ew0
— Dawn Buckingham (@DrBuckinghamTX) January 27, 2024
One vocal proponent for Abbott’s move has been Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham.
“Texas has never backed down from a fight and we’re not looking to start now. Want our razor wire? Come and take it,” she wrote in a social media post.
“The central government is waging economic warfare against Texas…”
Texas initially refused to comply with the deadline for the ban on LNG, and another post by Buckingham might give an inside perspective on why.
“Texas is the country’s largest natural gas exporter and the third largest in the world!” she wrote defiantly on X.
The land commissioner then went on to imply that the ban on LNG amounted to a wartime sanction against the state of Texas.
“This reckless move is nothing more than retaliation against Texas — for standing up to this administration over the border crisis,” she wrote.
Texas is the country's largest natural gas exporter and the third largest in the world!
This reckless move is nothing more than retaliation against Texas — for standing up to this administration over the border crisis. https://t.co/24zvBElJSC
— Dawn Buckingham (@DrBuckinghamTX) January 26, 2024
Senior Analyst for Strategy at the Center for Security Policy, J Michael Waller, echoed her sentiment by sharing the Encyclopedia Britannica’s definition of economic warfare.
“The central government is waging economic warfare against Texas on top of the border invasion,” Waller wrote.
The central government is waging economic warfare against Texas on top of the border invasion. https://t.co/48KAdYhwwU
— J Michael Waller (@JMichaelWaller) January 26, 2024
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