In a move that is a direct challenge to the President of the United States and insulting to citizens in the state, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from the border.
She announced the partial withdrawal of the majority of the state’s troops on Tuesday, and ordered others from other states to get out.
Interestingly, the move reminds many people of another democrat governor who fought having national guard troops force him to comply with federal law: George Wallace.
Announcing the slap right before the State of the Union address last night, she claimed, “New Mexico will not take part in the president’s charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops.”
Many people wonder what sort of liberal-delusion she lives in. A number of New Mexico residents fear the unhindered border crossing one their land, which allows criminals to roam freely.
The previous governor deployed National Guard troops to the border in April 2018 at Trump’s suggestion, and 118 remained there before the democrat got involved.
The defiant governor claimed a small contingent, about 12 people, will remain in the southwestern corner of the state to assist with “humanitarian needs” in a remote corridor for cross-border immigration, and she mobilized state police to assist local law enforcement.
“I recognize and appreciate the legitimate concerns of residents and officials in southwestern New Mexico, particularly Hidalgo County, who have asked for our assistance, as migrants and asylum-seekers continue to appear at their doorstep,” the governor said.
She might “appreciate” it, but she sure doesn’t give a dang about it, according to her actions.
“The Pentagon announced Sunday it would send 3,750 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to put up barbed wire and provide support for Customs and Border Protection, increasing the total number to 4,350.”
On Tuesday, the democrat protector of illegals directed 25 troops from other states – Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Wisconsin – to withdraw from her state.