Regarding the medical crisis gripping Texas, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West stated:
“The recent revelation that we have hospitals in our border communities such as McAllen that have reached full capacity treating illegals with COVID is very disturbing. Texas hospitals should be treating Texans, instead, we have a public health crisis because of an unsecured southern border.
Governor Abbott has issued an order stating Texans should not have elective medical procedures. We should not be sacrificing the healthcare of Texans for people who are violating the rule of law. Furthermore, we should not be mandating COVID testing, mask wearing, and vaccinations on Texans while simultaneously not requiring the same for the illegals invading our state. The lack of leadership in Texas on a securing our border has resulted in a drug crisis, a rising crime wave, increased sex-trafficking, and a public health crisis across the Lone Star State. We should be putting Texans first, not those who disrespect our sovereignty.”
Prioritizing illegals above Texans has pushed hospitals across our state to the breaking point and is forcing Texans to forego elective surgery and other crucial medical procedures. Once Governor, West will not tolerate the rights and health of Texans to be sacrificed at the altar of a leftist open borders agenda. Texans must come first.