Texas Republican Governor shakes his President’s hand, then hands him a letter knocking him being there….
“Your visit to our southern border with Mexico today is $20 billion too little and two years too late,” the letter read.
Texas Democratic Reps. Henry Cuellar, Veronica Escobar and Vicente González also greeted the president, along with El Paso’s Democratic Mayor Oscar Leeser. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas also traveled with the president to Texas.
Biden then visited the Bridge of the Americas port, where Customs and Border Protection officers were lined up to meet him.
Sunday is Biden’s first trip to the southern border since taking office. Republicans for weeks lambasted Biden for not visiting sooner, criticizing his administration over border policies they deem to be too lenient.
Earlier on Sunday, Abbott accused the Biden team of failing to communicate with local officials about the president’s visit to El Paso…..
top image…President Joe Biden shakes hands with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as he arrives at El Paso International Airport in El Paso Texas, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, stands at right…AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
bottom image…President Biden walks with U.S. Border Patrol agents along a stretch of the border in El Paso, Texas on Sunday.
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