Even after a Supreme Court ruling, Texas Governor Greg Abbott continues to deploy more members of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, declaring the influx of immigrants an “invasion.” This move directly challenges the Supreme Court’s decision that Texas overstepped its authority by placing razor wire that hindered federal agents’ access to the border.
Abbott insists that the razor wire is an effective deterrent against illegal border crossings encouraged by Biden’s open border policies. In a Fox News interview, Abbott evaded a question about instructing officers to prevent federal agents from accessing the border, hinting at a potential return to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Despite the Supreme Court’s 5–4 decision, Abbott maintains Texas’ constitutional right to defend itself and vows to “hold the line” against illegal immigration.
In a separate development, former Trump adviser Peter Navarro was sentenced to four months in prison for contempt of Congress after failing to comply with a subpoena related to the January 6 investigation.
Navarro unsuccessfully claimed executive privilege and tried to assert a two-tiered justice system, but the judge rejected these arguments.
Meanwhile, in GOP politics, Donald Trump secured more endorsements after a double-digit win in New Hampshire. Notably, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator John Thune have not yet backed any contender, emphasizing their silence on Trump’s potential return to the White House.
As pressure mounts for unity behind Trump, some Republicans question Nikki Haley’s viability as a candidate and call for rallying around Trump to defeat President Joe Biden in the upcoming election.
In legal proceedings, Trump faced another development in the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial, with the use of his previous testimony from a different trial being used against him.
Carroll seeks at least $10 million in damages, with experts suggesting the potential for even higher amounts. Trump’s financial trials appear interconnected, as his multiple legal battles continue to unfold.
Lastly, a controversial text from Republican Representative Ralph Norman, urging the use of “Marshall law” to overturn the 2020 election, sparked criticism. Norman expressed regret for misspelling “martial law” but stood by his actions, citing concerns about the election’s integrity.
This latest incident adds to the ongoing political and legal developments, shaping the landscape for the upcoming elections and Trump’s potential return to the political spotlight.