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Greg Abbott’s fight to keep Trump’s border wall dream alive
Abbott's border wall runs counter to President Joe Biden's policy, which took aim at Trump's. On Biden's first day in office, he moved to end the national emergency declaration that had allowed Trump to dip into additional funds for the wall and he paused wall construction projects until further review.
Abbott has pledged “great transparency” on the Texas border wall project, saying that “everyone will know every penny in, every penny out, but the sole purpose for those funds will be going to build the border wall.”
The Point: Abbott's border wall gamble lets him push for a popular GOP pet project AND raise his profile nationally as he runs for reelection. Convenient!