Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed with President Trump’s request for deploying National Guard to the border between the United States and Mexico in light of a caravan of illegals heading our direction.
In a move that will probably not shock a single soul in the know, Brown has rescinded his initial offer and is now no longer going to comply.
ABC News10 is reporting:
California rejected President Trump’s plans to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
Troops will not be allowed to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, the state reportedly told federal officials. State insiders with knowledge of the talks spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.
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President Trump praised Governor Jerry Brown last week after Brown pledged 400 troops to the Guard’s third large-scale border mission since 2006.
Talks between U.S. and California officials about the duties the California troops would perform soured Friday and over the weekend after state authorities told federal officials that they would not participate in vehicle maintenance and the other jobs outlined for an initial phase across the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the U.S. officials said. The other border-state governors — all Republicans — have openly embraced Trump’s plans.
The state’s position infuriated some federal officials because the restrictions California officials wanted to impose on what the state’s troops would not do were considered onerous, the officials said.
There’s nothing worse than a man who won’t keep his word, but alas, being from the land of fruits and nuts, this sort of wishy-washy shenanigans isn’t all that surprising in the least.
It’s utterly ridiculous for Brown to want to send troops down to the border and not allow them to do the actual job they’re being sent down there to do, which is to prevent illegals from getting into the country.
What good would these people be if they can’t complete the mission they are tasked with doing?
It’s almost a guarantee that Brown’s decision will do far more harm to his reputation than it will to Trump’s.