On Fox News this Sunday, network anchor Chris Wallace confronted Texas Gov. Greg Abbot (R) over his alleged lack of concern over allegations of sexual abuse at migrant detainment facilities during Donald Trump’s presidency, suggesting that he’s only speaking out on the matter now that Joe Biden is president.
At the outset of the segment, Abbot slammed the Biden administration’s response to the crisis at the border before Wallace reminded him that he recently spoke out over reports of sexual abuse at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. Wallace then cited a statement from the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) that said, “The only reason why Abbott is now acting like he cares about the children in these facilities is for political reasons.”
“Governor, there were thousands of complaints of sexual abuse at migrant shelters during the Trump years.” Wallace said, addressing Abbot. “Not to say that what’s going on now is right, but we couldn’t find one instance of you complaining and calling that out when President Trump was president.”
According to Abbot, there are “multiple differences between what happened in the Trump administration and what is happening now.”
“First, the Trump administration remained in constant communication with me and with my office and let us know what was going on,” Abbot continued. “Second, I saw reports about exactly what you’re talking about and saw that those reports were filed with federal agencies… And so, we had a duty to respond to any complaint about child sexual abuse in Texas as well as to investigate it, and that’s exactly what I did to make sure it was addressed.”
Watch the video below: