TX: Abbott announces plan to re-start Trump’s “border wall” boondoggle

Source: The Hill

“Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday announced plans to build a wall on the southern border while at a summit to discuss border security [sic] in Del Rio, Texas. ‘I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall,’ Abbott said, according to KTVT. Abbott also announced other border security [sic] measures, including the creation of the Governor’s Task Force on Border and Homeland Security and $1 billion allocated toward border security [sic]. During the summit, Abbott blamed the Biden administration for the influx of migrants traveling into Texas.” [editor’s note: The wall project isn’t about any kind of “security” except job security for grandstanding politicians like Abbott. It’s just an expensive and ugly form of virtue signaling to his authoritarian supporters – TLK] (06/10/21)