A group of House Republicans are going to be joining both former President Donald Trump and current Texas Gov. Greg Abbott during his trip to the southern border next week.
The individuals who will be participating in the tour are part of the Republican Study Committee, which is the House’s largest GOP caucus.
A spokesperson for Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., RSC chair, confirmed to Politico that the lawmaker would be among about a dozen committee members making the trip next Wednesday. Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, also will take part.
“President Trump spent four years fixing the border. But the Biden administration broke it again, and we are now experiencing the worst border crisis in our history,” Banks said in recent statement concerning the border crisis.
“That’s why the RSC has made carrying on the Trump legacy on immigration our top priority this Congress and why we are heading to the border with President Trump to explain how we can end this national embarrassment,” he continued.
The trip to the border will be the second meeting between Trump and RSC members this month. Leaders of the caucus previously met with the former president at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, Politico said.
Immigration is an issue Republicans see as one on which they can sway voters as the Biden administration struggles to get a handle on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
There have already been several groups of House Republicans that have paid a visit to the southern border to get a look at the situation from the ground.