“Pentagon denies DC’s request …”

“Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has turned down a request from Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) to deploy the National Guard to help with migrants being bussed into the city from Texas and Arizona, a defense official told The Hill.

Bowser requested the Guard in mid-July in a bid to help the city as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) bussed thousands of migrants from the southern border to the capital over President Biden’s immigration policy.

However, Austin “determined providing this support would negatively impact the readiness of the DCNG and have negative effects on the organization and members,” the official said.

“We understand SAMU First Response has received grant funding through FEMA’s EFSP [Emergency Food and Shelter Program], and has indicated that sufficient EFSP funds exist at this point to provide migrant assistance,” they added.”

Comment: Laughable. Because DC is not a state the feds have direct control over its NG, but Joe could have overruled SECDEF sometime between naps. pl

Pentagon denies DC’s request for National Guard to help with bussed migrants | The Hill

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10 Responses to “Pentagon denies DC’s request …”

  1. TV says:

    What goes around comes around.
    Enjoy your self-righteous “samctuary” stupidity.
    Now, hug an illegal alien.

  2. TV says:

    I mean all the lefty dimwits who want to turn America into a third world toilet.
    Is Alexandria a sanctuary city?

  3. Whitewall says:

    If the Biden people insist on this human trafficking across the southern border, then by all means they should entertain plenty of them in DC. Mi Casa es su casa, eh comrades?

  4. Fred says:

    They should send them to Martha’s Vineyard as well.

    • Fourth and Long says:

      Yes. The Obomba lama Fambily. Number 17 Hope and Change Avenue, On an Island in the Sea.

  5. powderfinger1 says:

    The sweet, sweet smell of irony and hypocrisy. Now it’s a national emergency when NY and DC get a few hundred illegals? What about the millions that have come thru Texas?

  6. Fourth and Long says:

    4 Stars. Raytheon stock options. Rock star beltway status. Limousine. Backseat.

    Possible downside: Hitting head on Limo roof mid-bounce.

  7. scott s. says:

    The 2023 NDAA was amended by the House prior to its passage to include ‘‘District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act’’. It amends the 1889 Act that organized the DC militia by replacing “President of the United States” with “Mayor of the District of Columbia”. Of course, needs consideration of the Senate.

  8. jerseycityjoan says:

    Both cities would have gotten far more people from the border already since Biden took office than have gotten on a Republican governor’s bus recently. That would be particularly true of NYC.

    I am pretty sure all they want to do, plan to do or will do is what they have been doing all this time with the other people.

    All this fuss over so few people is just theater.

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