Expected presidential candidate, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, will head to the Texas/Mexico border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a firsthand look at our nation’s unsecured border. Walker is beginning a Texas tour on Friday that will include a stop in Houston on Saturday where he and Gov. Abbott will speak on the same stage at the Harris County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.
Governor Abbott’s office said the Governor was already scheduled to be in the border region to receive a previously scheduled briefing from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Texas governor has expressed an interest in the past to show potential presidential candidates what is happening, and not happening, along the Texas/Mexico border.
“Gov. Abbott is making border security a top priority and he believes it is vital that everyone understand the challenges that Texas – and the nation – face as a result of the federal government’s failure to take action,” Abbott spokeswoman Amelia Chassé said in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “He welcomes anyone to come to Texas and see these challenges firsthand, including President Obama, who has yet to visit the border.”
“Gov. Walker looks forward to taking a close look at U.S. border security with Gov. Abbott,” AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Walker’s Our American Revival PAC, said in a statement, according to an article in the Texas Tribune by Patrick Svitek. “While President Obama has failed to work with governors to address serious, ongoing concerns at the border, Gov. Walker looks forward to talking to officials on the ground about real solutions.”
Breitbart Texas reported last weekend that Governor Walker will be the keynote speaker at the Harris County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. The event will give an expected 800 attendees their first opportunity to hear from the presidential hopeful who is expected to announce his candidacy soon. This will be the third year in a row, the keynote address will be delivered by a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful. The 2014 keynote speaker was Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. He was preceded in 2013 by Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Senator Cruz was the first Republican to declare his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President in 2016 with a speech on Monday to 11,000 students and supporters at Liberty University.
Governor Abbott will join Walker in Houston for the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner along with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush. The event will honor Bush’s grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush who served as chairman of the Harris County GOP fifty years ago.
Breitbart Texas will be on-hand Saturday evening to cover the remarks by Governor Walker in Houston.