Jerry Brown Announces California Will Send National Guard to Border
Our favorite leftist hellpit, California, has a beef with the Trump administration. There have been catfights aplenty (see Bitter California Withholds Assistance as National Guard Goes to US-Mexico Border). In case you need catching up, the short story here is the President requested states send National Guard members to the border. To fix its crapiness. Given the context, we weren't sure what California would do. Liberals gotta liberal.
Well, turns out California was just dragging its feet. Jerry Brown caved in what can only be explained as a mysterious Trumpening:
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he will accept federal funds to add National Guard members to a statewide anti-crime program, but did not say how many of those troops would go to the U.S.-Mexico border as a part of President Donald Trump’s order.
In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Pentagon chief Jim Mattis, Brown said 400 additional National Guard Troops would join the 250 assigned to an ongoing program to combat transnational crime. The additional staffing will allow the Guard to support law enforcement operations against transnational gangs, human traffickers and drug smugglers “throughout the state,” he said.
Last month Jerry was lecturing us all about walls. This week he's giving the President a win for border security. Maybe it's a trap. Maybe Jerry's time of the month passed.
Regardless of the reason, Trump is getting his National Guard members. Though there's no word yet on just how many are border bound. There could be a catch -- perhaps when Jerry says he'll send troops, he means he'll send two. #Helping
Seeing as California managed to majorly screw the pooch on border security, it'd be nice to see them assuming some responsibility. The day the Golden State embraces tough immigration is the day we'll all be checking to see if piggies sprouted wings. Just what the world needs; airborne feminists.
While we're on the subject of all things border: