"If we lose Texas, we lose America."
Governor Abbott delivered a pep talk to the Alamo City Republican Women's Club today, warning that 'Democrat billionaires' are bankrolling efforts to defeat Republicans in the Legislature and Sen. John Cornyn in next year's elections, because they hope to gerrymander political boundaries and 'draw Republicans out of office.'
"Across the entire state of Texas, starting today, we have to come together and fight, all the way to election day!" Abbott declared in a fiery speech.
The governor denounced Democrats in Congress for coming to the border and walking around, and professing to be 'shocked, shocked' at the situation along the border.
"They complain about the cramped conditions, never once stopping to recognize that it is their job to fix the problem along the United States border."
Abbott said at the same time, Democrats forget why people from around the world want to come to the United States, because of our country's freedom, free enterprise, and rule of law.
"They forget why it is that they are not going to places like Venezuela and Cuba," he said. "They forget what made America America."
He did praise progressive Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying the leader of 'The Squad' has done more than anybody else in recent memory to unite Republicans ahead of the 2020 elections.
Abbott also recited a list of the accomplishments of the 2019 Legislature, including property tax relief and better funding and better security at public schools, but it was one bill that got the biggest applause line from the group. "No longer can cities like San Antonio discriminate against businesses or individuals like Chick-fil-A just because of their religious beliefs."