Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he planned to send buses full of migrants up to Washington D.C., and on Wednesday, the first bus dropped off its passengers just blocks away from the nation’s Capitol.
Despite the White House quickly dismissing Abbott’s rhetoric as a “publicity stunt,” they may be singing a different tune now that he has shown his ability to make good on the promise.
Photos and videos from the area show the passengers disembarking, with officials overseeing the process.
Texas Governor @GregAbbott_TX carries out his pledge to transport illegal migrants to Washington, DC. The bus pulled up right in front of the building that houses @FoxNews , @NBCNews and @cspan pic.twitter.com/KsrP04LSuw
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) April 13, 2022
Fox is reporting that the first bus of “two or three dozen” migrants from the Texas border sent by Greg Abbott has just arrived in DC to be dropped off near the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/9amYOn14od
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) April 13, 2022
A bus from Texas filled with migrants arrives in Washington, DC. pic.twitter.com/A6ELE99V3P
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 13, 2022
Texas Governor Abbott actually did it. First bus unloads illegal migrants in Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/gVpGBTDrcY
— Big Fish (@BigFish3000) April 13, 2022
Abbott also tweeted, claiming that he is “bringing the border” to President Joe Biden.
First Texas bus drops off illegal immigrants blocks from US Capitol in Washington, DC.
Biden refuses to come see the mess he’s made at the border.
So Texas is bringing the border to him.https://t.co/wHZkwnD305
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 13, 2022