This cannot stand.
What power does the California Governor have over the NATIONAL Guard anyway?
That’s a question I’d like to see answered!
California takes yet another step towards outright rebellion against the Trump Administratino and the United States of America.
I fear they are setting themselves up for a swift response from President Trump.
I hope he pulls ALL Federal Funding from that state!
I’m sorry if you live in California, but we cannot have a state in outright rebellion.
It must be dealt with.
Here are the details, from NBC News:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom will announce plans Monday to pull back all members of the National Guard who have been deployed to the border with Mexico, saying the state would not be part of the Trump administration's "manufactured crisis."
The 360 National Guard troops in California will be redeployed to fight wildfires, expand the state's Drug Task Force and collect intelligence on drug cartels, Newsom will announce.
Newsom's decision comes a week after New Mexico Gov. Michelle Grisham ordered most of her state's National Guard troops back from the border, citing President Donald Trump's "border fear-mongering" as the only reason for their deployment.California Gov. Gavin Newsom Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to the deployment of the National Guard troops last year, but said they would not be used to enforce immigration laws. Brown, Newsom and Grisham are Democrats.
"The border 'emergency' is a manufactured crisis," Newsom will say in his State of the State address on Tuesday, according to prepared marks. "And California will not be part of this political theater.
"Which is why I have given the National Guard a new mission," he continued. "They will refocus on the real threats facing our state."
In April 2018, Trump authorized up to 4,000 National Guard troops to be deployed in the four border states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. After California removes the 360 troops, 1,145 will remain in Texas and 580 in Arizona.
The National Guard troops at the border are in addition to over 5,500 active duty troops deployed to the same areas. Neither active duty nor National Guard troops are permitted to apprehend immigrants, but are intended to support Customs and Border Protection by reinforcing existing barriers and providing medical aid.