Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., just put Kamala Harris on notice and will send South Dakota National Guard troops to Texas to help secure the southern border as the Biden administration and its point person, Kamala harris, continue to flail about for solutions.
“I’m officially announcing up to 50 National Guard troops to Texas to help secure our border,” Noem said on Twitter. “The Biden Administration has failed to keep America safe. We shouldn’t be making our own communities vulnerable by sending police to fix Biden’s border crisis.” Noem added that the troops were being sent to “help solve the human and national security crisis that @JoeBiden has created.”
She issued a press release that said: “Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that up to fifty South Dakota National Guard troops are being deployed to Texas to help the secure the border between the United States and Mexico.
“This is in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s request for help to respond to ongoing violations of state and federal law by illegal aliens crossing the unsecured border.
“The Biden Administration has failed in the most basic duty of the federal government: keeping the American people safe,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “The border is a national security crisis that requires the kind of sustained response only the National Guard can provide.
“We should not be making our own communities less safe by sending our police or Highway Patrol to fix a long-term problem President Biden’s Administration seems unable or unwilling to solve. My message to Texas is this: help is on the way.”
“The initial deployment to the border will last for between 30 and 60 days. South Dakota Adjutant General Jeff Marlette and the South Dakota Department of the Military are working with their counterparts in Texas to finalize the details of this mission. The deployment will be paid for by a private donation,” the statement said.
Noem joined Govs. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., and Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in sending law enforcement officers to help Texas and Arizona.
On Thursday, Reynolds said:
“My first responsibility is to the health and safety of Iowans, and the humanitarian crisis at our nation’s southern border is affecting all 50 states.
“The rise in drugs, human trafficking and violent crime has become unsustainable. Iowa has no choice but to act, and it’s why I am honoring Texas’ Emergency Management Assistance Compact following assurances from the Iowa Department of Public Safety that it will not compromise our ability to provide all necessary public safety services to Iowans.”
“We’re here today because we have problems in Florida that are not organic to Florida that we’ve been forced to deal over many years, but particularly over the last six months because of the failure of the Biden administration to secure our southern border.
“And, indeed, to really do anything constructive about what is going on in the southern border.”
Gov. Kristi Noem is deploying 50 S. Dakota National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border in response to Texas Gov. Abbott's "request for help" with illegal border crossings. pic.twitter.com/oU3zLLPqAp— Kadia Goba (@kadiagoba) June 29, 2021
To @GregAbbott_TX & the great people of Texas, help is on the way. Tomorrow, I will announce that South Dakota will be sending up to 50 National Guard troops to Texas to secure our southern border, and help solve the human and national security crisis that @JoeBiden has created.— Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) June 28, 2021