In the ultimate signaling of virtue – in favor of illegal immigrants and against the safety of Americans – newly-elected Democrat California Governor Gavin Newsom, desperate for some distraction from the state’s likely bailout of PG&E, has decided to withdraw nearly 400 of his state’s National Guard troops from deployment along the border with Mexico and assign them to other duties, according to aides to the governor.
As The NY Times reports, the step to rescind state authorization for the border deployment is a sharp rebuke of President Trump’s continued warnings that undocumented migrants present a national security risk to the United States.
It follows a similar move last week by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico.
Under a “general order” that Mr. Newsom plans to sign on Monday, 110 California National Guard troops will be redirected to support the state’s central fire agency, Cal Fire, and another 100 will work on statewide “intelligence operations” aimed at international criminal drug gangs.
Fox News reports that Newsom is preparing to blast Trump on Tuesday when the governor delivers a State of the State address that will belittle Trump’s warnings of a border crisis as a “manufactured crisis” while declaring that “California will not be a part of this political theater.”
The move comes despite his predecessor’s agreement – along with other past and current border state governors – to send troops to the border at the Trump administration’s request. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown originally approved the mission through the end of March, but qualified that the state’s troops “will not be enforcing federal immigration laws.”
What could go wrong? What’s the worst that could happen?
Let’s ask Dan Ferguson, an angel dad whose daughter Amanda was killed in a hit-and-run accident in November 2018 by Joel Velazquez, 24, who was in the U.S. illegally and had been drinking the night he allegedly ran several red lights and hit and killed Amanda.
And then there are the 42 million other reasons…