Gov. Greg Abbott visits Rio Grande Valley

Gov. Greg Abbott remains noncommittal on a timeline for pulling the National Guard off the Texas-Mexico border after hundreds of police officers applied for jobs to effectively replace those troops.

Abbott toured the border Friday with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely Republican presidential contender. But Walker was out of sight to reporters after arriving in Texas hounded by uncomfortable new questions about his stance on immigration. Abbott has not endorsed anyone for 2016. The crowded Republican field already includes Texas Sen. Ted Cruz , who is Abbott’s one-time protégé. Former Gov. Rick Perry is gearing up for his own expected announcement.

Abbott says the National Guard can’t leave until…

Read more at The Brownsville Herald.


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