Thursday, November 17, 2022

For the First Time in History, Abbott Uses Executive Order to Override Biden's Border Policies 
Sarah Arnold / Townhall Tipsheet
Between President Joe Biden’s ignorance and Republican governors sending illegal migrants to Democrat-run cities, southern states are seeing no relief at the border as Biden continues to ignore the crisis. 
However, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) is holding the president accountable for his lack of responsibility. 

In a letter to the White House, Abbott declared an “invasion” at the southern border, arguing the need for more aggressive efforts to tackle illegal immigration. 

“Your inaction has led to catastrophic consequences. Under your watch, America is suffering the highest volume of illegal immigration in the history of our country,” Abbott said in his letter. 

Accusing the Biden Administration of blatantly ignoring the crisis, Abbott said that the U.S.- Mexico border is among the deadliest in the world. Read more and see tweet here.

DeSantis Leads Trump By 18 Points in Hypothetical Poll 
Sarah Arnold / Townhall Tipsheet

Following former President Trump’s highly anticipated 2024 presidential announcement, many mixed emotions filled Americans' minds, even those who pride themselves on being MAGA supporters. 

In a hypothetical poll, voters were asked “if you had to choose, who would you rather see as the Republican nominee for President in 2024: Trump or Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla)?

According to an Economist/YouGov poll, 51 percent of voters said that they would rather see DeSantis in the White House, compared to 33 percent who prefer Trump. 

Additionally, the poll found that Americans prefer DeSantis over the 45th president by 74 percent, with only just 14 percent viewing the governor as unfavorable.

This comes as DeSantis shut down rumors about a “GOP Civil War,” telling reporters to “chill out.” “We just finished this election, OK? People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff,” the Florida governor said during a press conference. Read more here.