Joe Biden is considering deploying troops to Ukraine and the Baltics in conflict with Russia. Conservative candidate for Texas governor Don Huffines outlined his opposition to unconstitutional war and a commitment to defending the Texas National Guard from being deployed into active combat duty in Ukraine or any other foreign country without a Congressional declaration of war.
Huffines issued the following statement:
“Our state is under invasion. Securing the Texas Border, protecting American citizens, and stopping illegal aliens from entering our country are far more important than any conflict in Ukraine. When I am Governor of Texas, I will use the Texas National Guard to secure the Texas Border and protect them from unconstitutional wars by prohibiting them from being deployed into active combat overseas without a Congressional declaration of war, as is required by the Constitution.”
Huffines further added:
“Leftist warmongers and their RINO allies would rather defend any border other than our own. I support the Defend the Guard movement and the U.S. Constitution. We need patriotic and courageous leaders who will put America and Americans first.”
- The position espoused by the Huffines campaign is in lockstep with the Texas GOP platform. Plank 302 of the 2020 platform reads as follows:
- “National Guard Deployment: Congress shall not abdicate the war powers to the executive branch except when under imminent threat and not to be used as a preemptive strike unless approved by Congress. The Texas National Guard should only be deployed to overseas combat zones under authorization of Congress through a declaration of war.”
- In 2021, legislation to accomplish this objective was filed in the Texas House (HB 2701 by State Rep. Bryan Slaton). Huffines has pledged his support for the passage of this or substantially similar legislation.
Don Huffines is a proud fifth-generation Texan, husband, father, grandfather, and self-made entrepreneur. A committed conservative, Huffines is fighting to safeguard Texans’ elections, phase out property taxes, and secure the border once and for all. Huffines is challenging Gov. Greg Abbott from the right in the Texas Republican primary. Texans deserve leadership. No excuses.
Don Huffines, an actual Republican.