The Washington Post

Texas should fix its problem


The request from D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) to the Defense Department for assistance from the National Guard with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) stunt of busing undocument­ed migrants to D.C. was concerning [“D.C. mayor wants 150 troops to help migrants,” Metro, July 29].

It strikes me that if National Guard assistance is needed, the Defense Department should consider activating a Texas unit to serve this humanitari­an mission. For the moment, Texas remains part of the union, and I’m a firm believer in naughty children cleaning up their own mess.

Donald Clabough, Meadows Place, Tex.

In the spirit of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) crowd-pleasing trick of sending newly arrived immigrants and asylum seekers to D.C., I suggest that D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) offer folks languishin­g in D.C.’S jail and others who are willing to go a free trip to Austin, where they can test Texas hospitalit­y and the low-tax, lowservice “opportunit­y” environmen­t that Mr. Abbott claims to provide his voters.

And since Mr. Abbott is all in on the Second Amendment, perhaps we can provide the travelers a pistol and an AR-15 for their personal safety and to help protect those already living in Texas.

William Hamilton, Baltimore

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