G. McConway
November 1, 2022

National Guard Deployment at Border Extended

You know that border crisis that does not exist?

Well, how come the Pentagon just ordered the National Guard to continue to be deployed at the border?

Could it be that this administration is not being honest with the American people?

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This administration refused to use the word crisis, yet that is when the National Guard gets deployed domestically.

On Friday, Secretary Austin extended the order that was initially put in place during the Trump administration.

Austin’s order will extend the deployment through the end of FY2023.

The new order caps the number of troops at the border at 2,500, but we currently have about 2,700 troops stationed there.

Some are shaking their head at the cap.

When Trump was in office the numbers were significantly lower, but he had deployed 5,000 troops to the border.

Mathematically, the cap does not seem to make any sense.

The order was given after a hellacious border report wrapping up FY2022 showed more than 2.3 million encounters, nearly 900 deaths, and hundreds of thousands of gotaways.

All that aside, this is more about the deception by the administration than anything else.

If I were in the press corps, the first thing I would do is to get KJP to agree that when the Guard is deployed, it is considered an emergency or crisis moment.

Once that was confirmed, my next question be in asking if the administration refused to call the situation at the border a crisis, then why is the National Guard going to be there for another year?

Source: Just the News

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