Now Nebraska Governor Jim Pillan throws his support behind Abbott. Pillan was first elected into office this year on January 5, 2023.
In a press release, Governor Pillan said:
"The federal government’s response, handling the expiration of Title 42, has represented a complete failure of the Biden Administration.
While the federal government has abdicated its duties, Republican governors stand ready to protect the U.S.-Mexico border and keep families safe.
Every state is a border state. All states have suffered from the effects of human trafficking and deadly illegal drugs coming across the border. Republican governors are leading the way to address the border crisis by enhancing penalties for fentanyl crimes and human trafficking while also increasing support for law enforcement.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has exemplified leadership at a critical time, leading the way with Operation Lone Star, and deploying the Texas Tactical Border Force to prevent illegal crossings and keep the border secure. We support the efforts to secure the border led by Governor Abbott."
Abbott could see two other states lend their support.
In a joint press release from Governor Pillan, he was joined by Iowa’s Kim Reynolds and South Dakota’s Kristi Noem and they said:
“THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE, HANDLING THE EXPIRATION OF TITLE 42, HAS REPRESENTED A COMPLETE FAILURE OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION.
THEY SAY WHILE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS ABDICATED ITS DUTIES, REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS STAND READY TO PROTECT THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER AND KEEP FAMILIES SAFE”.
There were no details from Governors Reynolds or Noem if they plan to send support to Texas at the time of this writing.