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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 Trump’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 Mattis 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.

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