Alabama to review Guard resources if sought for border duty

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Alabama’s governor says she’ll work with military leaders to determine whether the state National Guard has spare troops to send to the Mexican border if requested by the White House.

President Donald Trump wants to send as many as 4,000 Guard members to the border, and some governors are opposing the request.

But Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey says she will consult with the head of the Alabama Guard to see what resources are available should state forces be needed.

A statement issued Friday by Ivey’s office cites the need not to impede Guard missions in the state. It also quotes Ivey as saying Alabama has a “long history” of supporting the military and nation in times of need.

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.

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  1. What a hoot. The President calls on Alabama National Guard to deploy to our border to protect America from illegal invasion and our Republican Governor, Kay Ivey says she will consult with the head of the Alabama Guard to see what resources are available should state forces be needed and the need to not to impede Guard missions in the state. Are you kidding me? Really!!!!! Gov Ivey, just where does the Alabama Guard get all the hardware they use????Really, you need to stand up for border security right now. 50,000 illegals apprehended last month alone at the southern border. The indecision to delay immediate positive response back to the President of the United States request so you can see if you can spare a few Guard members, should state resources be required, is really troubling. Uh, they are already required or is it that since Alabama doesn’t share direct border with Mexico, let someone else stand up. Therein lies the fundamental problem. For way too long, “we” have allowed someone else to stand up for us.
    Gov Ivey, indeed you are correct as Alabama has a “long history” of supporting the military and nation in times of need. Now is the call to duty and the time of need is now. Protect our border, all of them……

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