Senate Republicans this week blocked a $118 billion package deal which might have despatched overseas support to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, whilst additionally allocating more cash to shore up the rustic’s southern border.
Abbott received election in 2013 on a platform focused in large part on preventing unlawful migration and reversing measures aimed toward chopping carbon emissions.
He’s no stranger to conservative U.S. politics, and has spoken a number of occasions at the once a year Conservative Political Motion Convention (CPAC).
Talking at an tournament for the Legatum Institute assume tank in London, Abbott mentioned he may “completely perceive why numerous American citizens, in particular the Republicans, are unsatisfied with what is going on at the border.”
“And sure the Republicans wish to drive the management into doing extra — truthful sufficient,” he mentioned.
“However you will have to now not make one thing as necessary as proceeding make stronger for the Ukraine hostage to a few different political goal.”