Kemp reflects on visit to Mexican border with other GOP governors

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 1:11 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2021 at 12:07 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (WRDW/WAGT) - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday detailed a plan he and nine other GOP governors outlined during a trip to the Mexican border.

He visited McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday to receive a briefing from the Georgia National Guard and outline the border plan.

“Last month, I joined twenty-five other governors to request a meeting with President Biden because the crisis on the southern border requires swift federal action,” Kemp said. “Like their complete lack of attention to our unsecured border, the president and the vice president have not responded to our request.”

He said that “from gangs and human trafficking, to deadly drugs and crime, hardworking Georgians experience the consequences of the border crisis every day.”

Here’s the plan outlined by Kemp and the other Republican governors:

During remarks at a news conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, host of the event, recognized Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for his partnership and thanked the other governors in attendance.

Abbott was joined at the press conference by Kemp, Ducey, Idaho Gov. Brad Little, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, Texas Military Department Adjutant Gen. Tracy Norris, Deputy Adjutant Gen. Monie R. Ulis and National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd.

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