Calif. Gov. Newsom announces withdrawal of most National Guard troops from border

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Here’s the political theater: pull off of the California National Guard troops (but for 100), and leave it up to the feds to defend the border. 

“As many of you know, based on my previous comments and comments that I have made as recently as yesterday, I think this whole border issue is manufactured,” said the California governor. “The crisis on the border is a manufactured crisis and we are not interested in participating in this political theater.”

Newsom said National Guard officials will instead be used to help with wildfire suppression and drug enforcement. However, he noted roughly 100 troops will remain behind, mostly at ports of entry, to help protect against drug and gun smuggling.

If there’s not a problem, why leave behind 100 in San Diego?

Calif. Gov. Newsom announces withdrawal of most National Guard troops from border