Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and late Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential running mate, introduced musician Ted Nugent, who called President Biden “America president”. “What a piece of shit.”
Elected officials were also in attendance: Rep. Carrie Isaac, R-Texas, repeated the conspiracy about “border terrorists.” She was introduced on stage by Texas Republican board member Chris Burr.
While tensions over immigration have been simmering for some time, the latest crisis was sparked earlier this month when the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court order and sided with the Biden administration, ruling Border Patrol agents can dismantle razor wire imposed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Texas National Guard and State Troopers. Rather than step down, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, responded with a letter saying Texas had the right to “defend and protect” itself from an “invasion” of immigrants, adding that it ” is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any contrary federal statute.”
The vast majority of Republicans support Abbott, including more than two dozen Republican governors, House Speaker Mike Johnson and former President Donald Trump, who have called for National Guard troops to be sent to Texas from other states.
Right-wing rhetoric continues to escalate. “This is an invasion from a third world country,” Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick told Fox News. “They come here with health problems, they’re uneducated, they’re unemployed, and all they do is commit crime on the streets.”
Since the standoff began, “there has been an explosion of cyber intrusions and attacks” great alternative rhetoric“Both white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups have exploited this impasse to advance their policies,” said Heidi Beirich, co-founder of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism. Spread the word and recruit new members. “
The convoy will reportedly end on Friday in Quemado, Texas, and at Cornerstone Children’s Ranch, a humanitarian charity that provides food and support to low-income families on the U.S.-Mexico border. Lori Mercer, the group’s director, told Wired, adding: “We have to be peacemakers.”
The location was chosen by Pete Chambers, one of the team’s organizers and a self-described former Green Beret.Last week, Chambers spoke with school shooting conspiracy theorist Alex Jones about how the convoy planned to go Border chase for migrants Cooperate with sympathetic law enforcement. Other caravan organizers said the operation was “peaceful” and that they would not travel to the border. But comments by members of the group in live streams, online videos and Telegram channels indicate they are not heading to the border. But comments by members of the group in live streams, online videos and Telegram channels indicate they are not heading to the border. Everyone feels this way.
“We will engage decisively and if things get worse, we call it in the infantry ‘fixing the bayonet,'” Chambers told a chaplain in an online video this week. He added: ” That was war and we didn’t want to go there, but that’s where we are now.”