Texans are enraged following a Supreme Court order yesterday that ruled in favor of the Biden administration to allow federal agents to destroy Texas’ concertina wire fencing. 

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R—21) called on Texas officials to ignore the court’s ruling in an interview with Fox News

“They have a duty under the Constitution … and every other norm of leadership of any sovereign state, to protect your citizens, period, full stop. There is no exception to that,” he said. “And if the Supreme Court wants to ignore that truth, which a slim majority did, Texas still had the duty, Texas leaders still have the duty, to defend their people.”

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (R—25) responded by immediately introducing the State of Texas Operational Protection (STOP) Act on Monday, which would affirm the state of Texas’ right to secure its southern border by means of wall construction and possible reimbursements from the federal government for any actions taken. 

“Biden’s border crisis has gone on for too long. My STOP Act will save lives by allowing Texans to protect our communities from this INVASION on American soil,” Williams wrote on X.  

State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R—Deer Park) quoted President Andrew Jackson’s famous saying, “the Supreme Court has made their decision, now let’s see them enforce it.”

Other Texans also took to social media to express outrage.

One user said that “Biden didn’t follow the Supreme Court ruling against him and Texa[s] doesn’t have to follow this ruling. Texas has legal rights to stand alone.”

Meanwhile, the Texas GOP posted a twist to the “Come and Take It” Flag to read “Come and Cut It.”  

Conservative activist Tom Glass posted a quote from Ayn Rand, “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

Will Biagini

Will was born in Louisiana and raised in a military family. He currently serves as a journalist with Texas Scorecard. Previously, he was a senior correspondent for Campus Reform.