South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) told Breitbart News late last month that she considers the situation on the border a “war” and that’s why she deployed the National Guard from her state to the borders of Texas and Arizona to help the governors there.
“Our Guard was there for 60 days,” Noem said in the exclusive interview.
The border states had originally asked for law enforcement to come and help at the border, but Noem said she felt the National Guard troops were best trained for what was needed.
She said South Dakota has some of the best National Guard troops in the country, “and they’re used to going into war. And what we’re seeing on the southern border, in many cases, is a war.”
The troops came home for a few days at the end of September, but are going back with 125 reinforcements in October, Noem said.
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