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Published On: Fri, Apr 6th, 2018

Oregon Gov Kate Brown vows to refuse Trump’s order to send National Guard troops to border

President Donald Trump announced plans to send U.S. National Guard troops to assist U.S. Border Patrol units in the event mass numbers of illegal immigrants threaten to cross the United States’ southern border.

Democratic governor, Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown, says that as commander of her state’s National Guard unit, she will resist the president’s order because she doesn’t believe in having a “militarized” border.

Brown took to Twitter late Wednesday to set up a showdown with the president.

“If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I’ll say no. As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border.” — Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) April 4, 2018

Brown acknowledged that the Trump White House had not contacted her to ask her to mobilize Oregon’s troops, and that her declaration was largely preemptive.

“There’s been no outreach by the President or federal officials, and I have no intention of allowing Oregon’s guard troops to be used to distract from his troubles in Washington,” she also tweeted.

She was not specific about what “trouble” she was referring to.

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