When Obama arrives on the tarmac in Austin on Wednesday, he had offered to briefly shake hands with Texas governor Rick Perry for a photo-op. Perry rejected the President’s offer, and instead came back with something that would be much more meaningful.
Perry had met Obama after he landed in Air Force One last year when he visited Texas, but with the current situation on the Southern Border he didn’t deem it appropriate.
“I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” the Republican governor wrote in a letter to Obama. “I would instead offer to meet with you at any time during your visit to Texas for a substantive meeting to discuss this critical issue.”
The issue of course is the hemorrhaging border where thousands of illegal immigrants have come into America in 2014 alone.
According to TheBlaze, Obama is scheduled to appear at a couple of Democratic fundraisers in Austin and Dallas before going on his way. The one stop he’s not making, however, is to the border to see what’s happening first hand.
Perry appeared on ABC’s “This Week” recently and called Obama out because there doesn’t seem to be any urgency in which he acts on the border crisis. Many have called for the National Guard to be placed along the border to stem the flow of illegals until something can be done in Congress, however it’s not an idea the President seems open to.
“I have to believe that when you do not respond in any way, that you are either inept, or you have some ulterior motive of which you are functioning from,” Perry said.
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