New Mexico governor yanks National Guard from the border


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❝ Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) on Tuesday ordered the withdrawal of most New Mexico National Guard troops assigned to the state’s southern border.

Lujan Grisham said some troops would remain in the southwest part of the state to provide humanitarian aid assistance for migrants and asylum-seekers who have arrived in recent weeks.

❝ “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,” said Lujan Grisham in a statement Tuesday. “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.”

❝ In addition to withdrawing the majority of troops, the governor asked Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Wisconsin to pull out their troops who were ordered to the border by President Trump in October.

Maybe the national Democratic Party should ask NM Dems how to run a campaign against Republicans who kiss Trump’s sacred butt. They performed in mediocre fashion the last 8 years. Got Liberal/Progressive religion and backed Michelle Lujan Grisham against a Republican who brought in Trump and ran out a platform slightly to the Right of Attila the Hun. MLG won!

6 thoughts on “New Mexico governor yanks National Guard from the border

  1. p/s says:

    The cost of President Trump’s deployment of active-duty troops and National Guard forces to the U.S. border with Mexico could approach an estimated $1 billion by the end of the fiscal year according to the Department of Defense. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cost-of-border-deployments-could-approach-1-billion-by-end-of-fiscal-year/2019/02/06/8a246c34-2a41-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html?utm_term=.7882914fb616&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

  2. ¡Ándele!! says:

    “New Mexico governor signs 42 bills lawmakers had on fast track” (Santa Fe New Mexican 2/4/19) http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/new-mexico-governor-signs-bills-lawmakers-had-on-fast-track/article_96b91ed4-dbfa-55e5-8091-fa6dabf09e79.html “Today is a signal that we are in fact working together and we are in fact open for business,” Lujan Grisham told reporters while surrounded by Democratic and Republican lawmakers during a news conference in her Cabinet room.
    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham threw her support behind a comprehensive energy bill Thursday that could pave the way to a 100 percent carbon-free electric grid in New Mexico by 2045. (Albuquerque Journal 2/7/19) https://www.abqjournal.com/1278010/bill-calls-for-carbon-free-electricity-in-nm-by-2045.html the bill would require public utilities to derive 50 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2030, and 80 percent by 2040. They would completely eliminate carbon-emitting generation by 2045, relying on new technologies such as battery storage systems to make up the difference.
    “Energy bill seeks to aid switch from coal to renewables” (SFNM 2/7/19) http://nmpoliticalreport.com/2019/02/08/energy-bill-seeks-to-aid-switch-from-coal-to-renewables/ Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and several environmentalist groups on Thursday praised legislation aimed at ensuring the shuttering of the coal-burning San Juan Generating Station near Farmington and establishing ambitious targets for pushing New Mexico toward more reliance on renewable energy sources.

  3. Norteño says:

    One response to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s tweet (At the conclusion of the Mexican–American War in 1848, the United States annexed New Mexico as the U.S. New Mexico Territory but wasn’t admitted to the Union as the 47th state until 64 years later on January 6, 1912 – largely as a result of fears about the area’s high percentage of non-white residents and their religious beliefs)

    • Hornswoggle says:

      “The Governor’s decision to withdraw National Guard troops from New Mexico’s southern border is now getting calls for her impeachment. A Ruidoso man has started a petition asking state lawmakers to begin the process to remove her from office. In just four days, this petition has seen over 19,000 people sign it. The petition says, in part: “The President of the United States has authorized the use of force by deploying the national guard to the southern borders of New Mexico and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has deliberately and recklessly aided our enemies in illegal entry to the state after she decided to withdraw those national guard troops.”
      https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-governement/petition-to-impeach-governor-gets-tens-of-thousands-of-signatures-/1774067893

  4. ¡No Manches! says:

    California governor to follow New Mexico, pull National Guard from Trump’s ‘manufactured’ border crisis https://theweek.com/speedreads/823114/california-governor-follow-new-mexico-pull-national-guard-from-trumps-manufactured-border-crisis
    El Paso bristles at Trump’s claim that wall made city safe https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/politics/el-paso-wall-doesnt-mean-walls-are-the-answer-locals-say/1769967250
    If American politics has turned into a three-ring circus, this city in West Texas will hoist the Big Top [today], with President Donald Trump coming to rally for a border wall, Democratic wunderkind Beto O’Rourke leading a protest march and even the Trump Baby blimp putting in an appearance. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/09/trump-beto-face-off-el-paso-dueling-rallies-near-border/2822324002/ The Trump rally at the El Paso County Coliseum will come only four days before the possibility of either another government shutdown or a declaration of a national emergency over what the president deems a national-security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. It also follows Trump’s State of the Union comments in which he tried to use El Paso as an example of why the United States needs to construct a wall along the border.
    Violent crime has been dropping in El Paso since its modern-day peak in 1993 and was at historic lows before a fence was authorized by Congress in 2006. Violent crime actually ticked up during the border fence’s construction and after its completion, according to police data collected by the FBI. https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/tables/table-6/table-6/@@template-layout-view?override-view=data-declaration

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