Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) claimed the state’s plan to bus illegal immigrants to liberal cities like New York is not political, and the Lone Star State will keep doing so until the Biden administration makes an effort to address the border crisis, during an interview with Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Monday.
“First of all, this is all voluntary. We’re not forcing anyone to get on the bus. Secondly, that’s part of the agreement. You’re going to the destination. And this is not political, Bill. If it’s political, it’s from the mayor who said he’s going to send door knockers to Texas for the November election to help Democrats. That’s the person who’s made it political.” Patrick explained.
“And by the way, Mayor, don’t threaten Texas. And also, he may spike the Republican turnout so much with that rhetoric — that he’s sending New Yorkers to Texas — that the Republicans might send him an award after we blow them out in November. But that’s the politics of it. They turned it into politics. This is a disaster.”