Much still unknown about Gov. Abbott’s Texas border wall

‘Lots of politics, light on substance’ is San Antonio lawmaker’s initial reaction

Much still unknown about Gov. Abbott’s Texas border wall
Much still unknown about Gov. Abbott’s Texas border wall

SAN ANTONIO – Like many Texans, State Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer, of San Antonio, is waiting to hear the details of Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to build a border wall, announced Thursday in Del Rio.

“I will announce next week, the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas,” Abbott said.

“It sounds to me like lots of politics, very light on substance,” said Martinez-Fischer.

Once more is known next week about where it may be built, how much it will cost and how it will be paid for, Martinez-Fischer said, “When those details come out, I certainly will have a lot to say about it.”

Francisco Lopez, a recently retired U.S. Border Patrol agent and chair of the Val Verde Republican Party, was at the governor’s border summit in Del Rio, where he heard what the Governor said.

“We’re throwing money at the problem, when I think we need to make some really difficult decisions that would stop this altogether,” Lopez said. “We’re just putting a Band-Aid on, but we’re not addressing the underlying issue.”

Martinez-Fisher questioned if a Texas border wall was so important to the governor, why wasn’t it brought up while state lawmakers were in session, “so that we can obviously weigh in.”

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