The guy is less than 55 ahead of a Democrat in the Governor’s race for November….
People start talking about him for President since he sent LEGAL migrant’s to Washington DC by bus on the Texas taxpayers dollar as a stunt, after he held up food stuffs for his states consumers for a week at the border?
I mean….Come On???
While Abbott’s actions on immigration this week elevate his profile nationally, former President Trump’s looming decision on 2024 hangs over many Republicans, including the Texas governor, GOP strategist Doug Heye said.
“Like so many Republicans, Gov. Abbott is increasing his name ID and pushing on issues important to the base and thereby putting himself in a position to run. But it still remains a waiting game for all of those Republicans until Donald Trump decides what he will do. They’re all jockeying for a race they ultimately may not run,” Heye said.
Abbott’s moves swiftly drew plaudits from other prominent Republicans who said he was bringing immigration to the fore after months of grumbling over the rising number of border crossings….
In a sign of immigration’s potency as a wedge issue, other prominent Republicans, including potential 2024 candidates, have pounced on the White House’s handling of Title 42.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) warned migrants on the bus to D.C. not to try to get to his state after some of them reportedly said they hoped to make their way to Miami.
“Life will not be easy for you, because we are obligated to uphold the immigration laws of this country, even if our federal government and other states won’t,” DeSantis’s office told Fox News on Wednesday.
Dave Carney, Abbott’s political consultant, told The Hill that the governor is solely focused on his reelection bid this year, when he’ll face off against former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). But Carney also boasted that Abbott’s latest moves are hitting on what Republicans view as a winning issue…..