As Texas’ border towns and citizens prepare for an onslaught of illegal border crossings with the potential expiration of Title 42, Fox News Host Tucker Carlson is calling out Gov. Greg Abbott for failing to secure the Texas-Mexico border and defend Texas from the ongoing invasion.

Carlson invited Abbott onto “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss why Texas has yet to secure the border, previewing the segment by saying he has been trying to get Abbott to come on his show for a while. Tucker began by asking Abbott, “Wouldn’t defending our own border from an invasion of millions of people be the single most important thing any American could do?”

Why—two years ago—not say, “I’m the governor of Texas. They’re messing with Texas. I have a military force I command; it’s called the National Guard. We’re gonna block the border and save the country”? Why didn’t you do that? Why are you not doing that now?

Abbott worked around Carlson’s questions, blaming the federal government for not securing the border, for not providing resources to secure the border, and for deploying some of Texas’ National Guard troops to other areas of the world—meaning they cannot secure the Texas-Mexico border.

However, Carlson pointed out that Abbott has yet to fully deploy the Texas National Guard to block illegal aliens from entering Texas.

Carlson continued pressing Abbott, telling him, “You could probably be president of the United States if you did this. I’m serious. If you took control and closed the border, which you can do, you would be a folk hero sung about by future generations around the campfire.”

Instead of explaining, Abbott touted his crowdfunding website to build a border wall, which wouldn’t be in place for years to come.

When Carlson asked Abbott why he hasn’t created a volunteer force to secure the border or crowdfunded to deploy troops, Abbott highlighted the $4 billion Texas is spending on border security.

“I think the long-term costs of allowing this trump any cost in preventing it—just my view,” said Carlson.

Texans for Strong Borders thanked Carlson for intervening “and demanding that Governor Abbott do what we’ve been asking for since our inception.”

Concerned citizens can contact the governor’s office to register their opinions on the issue.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.