Nevada’s GOP governor: Border duty not ‘an appropriate use' of National Guard

Nevada’s GOP governor: Border duty not ‘an appropriate use' of National Guard
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Nevada’s GOP governor has come out against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police MORE’s plan to send the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Brian Sandoval said in an email to The Associated Press Friday that Sandoval doesn’t believe deploying members to the border would be “an appropriate use” of the National Guard.

Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisOvernight Defense: Pentagon watchdog sidelined by Trump resigns | Plan would reportedly bring troops in Afghanistan back by Election Day | Third service member dies from COVID-19 Trump wants troops in Afghanistan back stateside by Election Day: report 'Never Trump' Republicans: Fringe, or force to be reckoned with? MORE signed a memo Friday authorizing the National Guard to deploy up to 4,000 troops to the border.

Trump had announced last week that the military would send troops to defend the southern border until his border wall was completed. The White House later clarified that the National Guard would be sent to the border.


Arizona and Texas have both stated that they will send troops to the border starting this weekend.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) vowed Thursday to reject the request to send National Guard troops to the border.