California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) ordered 360 National Guard members to leave the state’s border with Mexico, calling President Trump’s national security crisis claims “political theater.” The LA Times broke the information after pulling it from Newsom’s State of the State address delivered Tuesday. According to Newsom’s speech, “The Border ’emergency’ is a manufactured crisis. This is our answer to the White House: No more division, xenophobia or nativism.” Newsom claims he wants to “refocus on the real threats facing our state.” Apparently, rampant drug running, human trafficking, and crime don’t rise to the level of “real threats.”
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom will order 360 National Guard members to leave the state’s boundary with Mexico, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The Times quoted excerpts from Newsom’s State of the State address, which he will give on Tuesday, to illustrate Newsom’s hostility to President Trump. One excerpt reportedly calls the Trump administration’s claim of a national security crisis on the border “political theater.” Newsom will assert that he wants to “refocus on the real threats facing our state.”
Newsom is expected to shift the National Guard members to other duties, including wildfire prevention efforts and efforts to fight drugs and cartels across the state. 110 members are expected to work with the California Department of Forestry and Fire; 100 members will be transferred to intelligence operations against drug cartels. The Times added, “The governor’s office is separately requesting funding from the federal government to add at least 150 troops with the California National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force, according to Nathan Click, a spokesman for the governor.”