Rick Perry said today that his AG didn’t dare the feds to come to Texas, but rather was making a promise to them that Texas will stand up for private property rights if they come down and try and claim land that doesn’t belong to them:
FOX NEWS – On Tuesday, state Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running to replace Perry, raised the issue in a letter to the BLM director. He also told Breitbart.com he’s ready to “go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’ flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.”
Abbott reiterated his comments Wednesday night on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”
“At a minimum, (the federal government is) overreaching, trying to grab land that belongs to Texans, or worse, they are violating due process rights by just claiming that this land suddenly belongs to the federal government, swiping it away from our Texans,” said Abbott, who threatened court action. “This is just the latest symptom of what seems to be a federal government run amok that is messing in states’ rights and now messing in private property rights.”
Perry told Fox News he stands with Abbott on this issue.
“It’s not a dare, it’s a promise that we’re going to stand up for private property rights in the state of Texas,” Perry said, calling the federal government “out of control.”
He also added that the federal government owns too much land.
Watch the interview below: