By JOHN KANELIS / email@example.com
Texas’s twice-indicted attorney general has become a major-league demagogue regarding what is happening along our state’s border with Mexico.
Ken Paxton told Fox News today that “open borders” are costing the state billions of bucks each year.
There. It’s plain and simple, according to Paxton.
Except that the Texas AG is lying.
The border is not “open,” as he keeps suggesting to friendly media questioners who don’t have the nerve to question him.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has declared that our southern border is closed. I acknowledge that such a declaration hasn’t stopped the flood of immigrants coming into the country. The difference between the Biden administration and the Trump administration is that President Biden isn’t ordering the youngsters among the migrants to be turned back without their parents.
Many of them are being housed as we sit here in North Texas. Many more are expected.
I also will acknowledge that President Biden has a “crisis” on his hands, even though he refuses to call it such.
But … are the borders “open” in the manner that Ken Paxton and others on the right are suggesting? No. They are not!
As for Paxton, he is still awaiting trial on securities fraud allegations and he still is awaiting the outcome of a federal investigation into whether he took bribes while doing his duty as the state’s top law enforcement official.
For the Texas AG to deflect attention from his own trouble is, shall we say, yet another disgrace.