Texans that support President Donald Trump and his desire for a barrier at the border liked what they heard from the Oval Office last night.
One big takeaway was that it wasn't just rhetoric. Bob Price with Breitbart told KTRH that the President did a good job in talking about the human suffering that we have at the border because of illegal immigration.
“The President did a good job of laying out why we need border security,” Price stated.
Maria Espinoza with The Remembrance Project, which advocates for families of those people killed by illegals, said that the speech was one more chance for Congress to do what's right.
“I think this is the last opportunity for Congress to do what’s right,” Espinoza said, adding that President Trump has the power to declare an emergency to get the wall.
“I think he is moving in the direction of calling a national emergency and going forward with building that wall,” Espinoza explained.
It’s a move that Price doesn’t think Trump wants to make, and says the speech was designed to have voters put pressure on Congress.
“Hopefully it will,” Price said.
Texas Senator John Cornyn Tweeted his agreement with the President, saying "Well said by POTUS. Shame on those scoring political points instead of solving problems."
In a statement, Woodlands Congressman Kevin Brady said “I continue to stand with President Trump in his efforts to secure our border and prioritize national security."
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick also came out firmly with the President. In a statement, Patrick said “President Trump is absolutely right that Congress must pass his common sense border security bill and end this very real crisis at our southern border. In Texas, illegal immigration costs state taxpayers billions of dollars every year in healthcare, education and law enforcement costs. In 2018 alone, over 500,000 illegal aliens were apprehended crossing the border illegally — 300,000 of those were in Texas.”