VIDEO: Feds DENY liberal mayor’s request for National Guard to help with migrants

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Liberal D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser was unsuccessful in getting help from the National Guard to assist with the increase in illegal migrants after the Biden administration denied her request on Friday.

Bowser wanted the National Guard to help the city process migrants who are being bused to the capitol.

The Washington Post reports (emphasis added):

Bowser (D) expressed frustration at the federal decision, saying she would try again with a more narrowly tailored request for National Guard help with certain tasks related to the migrants’ arrival.

State governors can call up their National Guard troops without federal consent for a wide variety of tasks. But since D.C. is not a state, Bowser cannot activate the Guard without approval from the Department of Defense. She had sent a letter asking for the help last month.

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Bowser faulted both Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and the Biden administration for treating the busing of thousands of migrants who have crossed the Mexican border as a political issue, rather than focusing on the pressing needs of the people getting off buses with no plans for where they will sleep.

“I have done — regardless of Republicans in Texas or Democrats on Pennsylvania Avenue — what I need to do to run the city. And when we have a growing humanitarian crisis that we expect, that the federal government expects, is going to only worsen, I have got to deploy the resources that I need to handle it. And we need our National Guard,” Bowser said. “If we were a state, I would have already done it. I would have deployed the National Guard.”

The Department of Defense issued the following statement on the decision on Friday:

“We have determined providing this support would negatively impact the readiness of the DCNG and have negative effects on the organization and members.

“We understand SAMU First Response has received grant funding through FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program, and has indicated that sufficient EFSP funds exist at this point to provide migrant assistance.”

Bowser responded after being informed that the Defense Department had rejected the request.

“When the mayor of the District says she needs or he needs … the D.C. National Guard to support the safe operation of our city, we expect a fair consideration,” she said.

Bowser responds to a question about the denial in the video below, at minute mark 24:54.

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20 COMMENTS

    • These “SANCTUARY CITIES” have got to be the most hypocritical people on planet Earth.

      Even now…..as they are getting a SMALL taste of their own medicine, they refuse to admit the utter folly of their immigration “policy.” CONGRATULATIONS…..YOU GOT WHAT YOU VOTED FOR!

      Serves them right.

  1. Boarder States have been forced to deal (emotionally and financially) with this explosion of millions upon millions, illegally entering the USA since Obama. No federal compensation…this ladies and gentlemen, is 100%, on the state and it’s citizens.

    I don’t feel sorry for you New York! I don’t feel sorry for you Washington DC. I applaud Gov Abbott (and I rarely agree with him politically). I have been cheering him on these past few months for having the cahonies to actually follow through on a promise.

    We The People of The Boarder States are done amicably dealing with your stupid ass politics DNC, Soros, Klous.

  2. Typical! What NY and DC wanted was the immigrants to move into the conservative state for one reason …votes! Even though Biden is spreading them all over the United States. Abbott is getting to them first and shipping them the the blue states. Smart man. You liberals shouldn’t complain or it would be racist!!! 😆 😂 Suck it up butter cups!

  3. Ahhh . Anyone catch the caveat that the government knows it’s going on to get worse??????? You all voted for it so deal with it BowWow. You know the old saying what’s good for the goose is good for the gander?????? Lol. I’m surprised Austin didn’t send it however. Maybe it’s the optics) Maybe we’ve lost to many people because of the V ? Maybe they are planning something else. Sorry not sorry, you sure don’t worry about the border states!!! Even the Hispanics don’t want it. Now on to Del. & Cali & every other dim sanctuary city & state. 🤡🤡😄😄

  4. These Democrat leaders always in front of the cameras bragging about their “Santuary Cities” and the minute they get them ,they cry foul and expect someone else to come in and clean up their mess …. these illegals commig into this country is not sustainable, why are our politicians doing nothing to stop this ?

  5. Onward to Delaware and Martha’s Vineyard! Upward to the Hampton and Malibu! They’ve allowed beautiful San Francisco to become a dumpster fire. Might as well complete the agenda.

  6. What makes bow wow think she has privileges just cause she’s in Washington, the border states have been asking for help for two years and haven’t gotten it, now you can feel there pain

  7. A FAIR RESPONSE FROM THE GOVERNMENT would be completely cutting off any more illegal persons coming through the border for the next 25 years! Fool thinks she has it worse than the border states??? Grow up and change your mind about open borders.

  8. Governor Abbott shouldn’t stop at DC & NYC, keep sending to Delaware, Martha’s Vineyard & outside Nan’s Fortress! Share the Wealth!

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