Elections have consequences and the people of New Mexico are about to learn that the hard way. Their governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, has ordered the state’s National Guard to stand down at the border that state shares with Mexico.
“I reject the federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the southern border, along which are some of the safest communities in the country,” Grisham said in a statement. “However, 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.”
Which, of course, is why the security personnel are needed at the southern border, to prevent the migrants from imposing on residents, but that doesn’t seem to factor into whatever thinking is going on. Or not.
“We will support our neighbors where the need for assistance is great, and we will offer a helping hand when we can to those vulnerable people who arrive at our border, but New Mexico will not take part in the president’s charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops. We will deploy our men and women in uniform only where there is a need, and where their presence can make a genuine difference in ensuring public safety and an easing of the humanitarian concerns at our southern border,” she said….
In withdrawing most of the 118 troops to the New Mexico Border, Grisham called on Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, new Hampshire, South Carolina and Wisconsin to do the same.
Sure, that’s the ticket. Just pull the troops off the border where they are defending the homeland from not just the migrants, but ruthless cartels responsible for most of the illicit drugs coming into the country and which are very involved in human trafficking.
The people of New Mexico should remember this the next time this woman is up for election.