Brewer: 'Absolutely Irresponsible' for Lawmakers to Refuse Trump's National Guard Order
President Trump said last week he is committed to "sealing" the U.S.-Mexico border, and he wants to deploy between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the border in order to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) on Friday said he planned to send about 150 members, while the Texas National Guard said it would send 250.
Some lawmakers, including Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D), Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), have spoken out against the decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border.
Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said it's "absolutely irresponsible" for politicians not to do everything possible to keep American citizens safe.
"We have a problem on the border, and it needs to be secured," Brewer said on "America's News HQ." "People deserve to know that our borders are sovereign and our country is safe."
She said it's great that Americans finally have a president who is stepping up and cracking down on illegal immigration and drug trafficking, even if he's being met with some resistance.
"I am grateful to the president of the United States that he's doing his job," Brewer said.
As for lawmakers who support sanctuary policies, she said citizens will pay the price for their elected leaders acting "irresponsibly."
"It's absolutely unfortunate ... that we have people in elected office that do not believe in the rule of law, and they don't understand that it is their responsibility to keep the population safe and secure."
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