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Oklahoma Gov. Stitt, 10 other governors hold border crisis news conference in Texas

Kevin Stitt
Posted at 10:13 AM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-06 17:15:24-04

MISSION, Texas — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is among 11 Republican U.S. governors who held a news conference on Wednesday to talk about the crisis at the border.

The event headed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott addressed ongoing immigration issues along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Stitt is outspoken about his opposition to President Joe Biden's immigration policies, saying Oklahoma has seen an increase in drug and human trafficking. However, the Oklahoma governor did not speak at Wednesday's event.

In addition to Stitt and Abbott, governors from Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wyoming all attended.

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The Democratic National Committee released a statement Wednesday calling the news conference a "political field trip" and put blame on the Trump administration's policies with the border.

“The Republican governors taking their political field trip to the U.S.-Mexico border are the same ones who stood idly by as Donald Trump spent four years destroying our immigration system and spreading vile, xenophobic rhetoric. If Republican governors want to make a statement about the border, maybe they can call on their Republican members of Congress to join President Biden and Democrats in working to rebuild and improve our immigration system instead of flying thousands of miles for a stunt designed to further their own political aspirations.”

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