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Beto O’Rourke to respond to Abbott’s claims of sending migrants to Washington, DC

At Tuesday’s occasion, O’Rourke additionally deliberate to deal with provide chain points which are hurting the state and inflicting lengthy wait instances for vehicles at worldwide bridges.

SAN ANTONIO — Beto O’Rourke will give a information convention Tuesday, the place he plans to respond to Governor Abbott’s plan to ship migrants to Washington, D.C. in addition to deal with different subjects.

The Democratic candidate for governor will converse from a global bridge in McAllen, Texas.

On Wednesday, Abbott unveiled a plan that shortly made nationwide information: Texas would place state troopers in riot gear to meet migrants on the border and bus them straight to the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., the place he mentioned the Biden administration “will be able to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border.”

Later, after that information convention, the governor’s office clarified that this system is totally voluntary for migrants and would occur solely after they’d been processed and launched by the Department of Homeland Security. 

At Tuesday’s occasion, O’Rourke additionally deliberate to deal with provide chain points which are hurting the state and inflicting lengthy wait instances for vehicles at worldwide bridges.

O’Rourke continues his tour of the border this week. Sunday, he was in Del Rio, Texas and Monday, he visited Laredo for the fifth time throughout his marketing campaign for governor.

A statewide ballot launched Friday confirmed that Governor Abbott had a slight lead over Beto O’Rourke. The Lyceum ballot confirmed Abbott led O’Rourke 42% to 40%, whereas seven p.c mentioned they might vote for another person.

Tuesday’s occasion will happen at 11:30 a.m. and might be livestreamed inside this text.

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