California Governor Gavin Newsom is reportedly planning the abrupt withdrawal of his state’s National Guard troops from the US border this week; calling the President’s policy towards national security a “manufactured crisis.”
“The 360 National Guard troops in California will be redeployed to fight wildfires, expand the state’s Drug Task Force and collect intelligence on drug cartels, Newsom will announce,” write NBC News.
Newsom’s predecessor -former Gov. Jerry Brown- deployed the California National Guard last year, but placed severe restrictions on how and where the troops could be used by the Trump administration.
“The border ’emergency’ is a manufactured crisis,” Newsom plans to say. “Which is why I have given the National Guard a new mission… They will refocus on the real threats facing our state.”
Read the full report at NBC News.