During a speech at an event in Michigan, former Fox News Host Tucker Carlson blasted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for failing to properly utilize the National Guard to secure the southern border.

While National Guard troops have been used as part of Operation Lone Star, they have primarily helped Border Patrol process illegal aliens.

Carlson said anything aside from deploying the guard to stop the invasion is not a “meaningful” solution.

“How many Texans do you think are all on board with letting seven million people cross into their state illegally?” Carlson quipped.

“What percentage?” he continued. “Zero. I don’t care what your race or national origin… nobody is for that.”

Carlson pointed out that Abbott is the commander-in-chief of the Texas National Guard. With that power, Abbott could, at any time, send the National Guard to the border to stop the millions of illegal aliens pouring in.

According to Carlson, if Abbott sent the National Guard, they could stop the flooding in “a week.”

Despite Abbott’s affiliation with the Republican Party, Carlson said he “won’t do it.”

The conservative commentator told the crowd he has attempted to convince Abbott to deploy the National Guard. Carlson said he suggested the deployment to Abbott three times, including once in private at a cocktail party in Dallas a year ago.

He said Abbott told him it’s “more complicated” than just sending the National Guard to seal the border. Carlson challenged that, saying it’s “not that complicated to repel the person… trying to break into my house.”

Again, Abbott allegedly said it’s “complicated.”

Carlson called the Republican governor out, saying it’s not more complicated than that—it’s more “dishonest.”

“You’re lying to me,” Carlson told the crowd he wanted to say to Abbott. “You don’t want to do it because your donors don’t want you to do it. It’s that simple. Greg Abbott: liar, liar, and worse than a liar, a betrayer of your own people.”

Recently, Abbott ordered a border wall of buoys to be set up in the Rio Grande; however, after installment, the Department of Justice threatened to take him to court unless they were removed.

The DOJ filed an injunction, and a federal judge ruled against Texas. Soon after the decision, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked the removal of the barriers.

Several more lawsuits were filed against Texas over the buoys, but Abbott has since said he will not remove the barriers.

Abbott has also touted his continued move to bus illegal aliens to “sanctuary” cities within the U.S.

His busing scheme has sent more than 15,000 illegal immigrants further into the U.S. to cities such as D.C., L.A., New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

Carlson labeled these “solutions” as “meaningless” and called for Abbott to do more.

As of publication, Abbott did not respond to Texas Scorecard’s request for comment.

Soli Rice

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