One Democratic governor is having to come to terms with their mistakes after pulling troops from the southern border.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has been a constant critic of President Donald Trump, going so far as to say he conducted a “charade of border fear-mongering” over illegal immigrants.
She even authorized the withdrawal of the majority of New Mexico National Guard troops that had been sent to guard the border of her state.
“I reject the federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the Southern border,” Lujan Grisham had said.
Now however, months after Trump declared the issue a national emergency, Lujan Grisham is being forced to ask for aid in dealing with the fallout as her state gets overrun.
The governor asked acting-Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan to increase government personnel at the border, and then had the audacity to ask for reimbursement for humanitarian assistance and other resources related to managing the illegal migrants.
“The governor wants to continue to urge the federal government to increase its personnel on the border as a means of improving the logistical and communications output,” said Tripp Stelnicki the governor’s spokesman to KOAT.
Republicans aren’t letting the irony of the situation escape Lujan Grisham either.
“She declares there’s no crisis. She removes the National Guard, and now she’s there asking for money,” New Mexico GOP Chairman Steve Pearce said.
“Everything in her actions indicate that she believes there’s a crisis, but yet she will not dedicate the resources or request to her colleagues in Congress to start passing the laws that will change the situation there,” he added. “The border communities are going to continue to be overrun.”
This is why there is not only a need for Trump to remain in office, but that he needs a government that will work with him. Not one that waits until it’s too late and then asks for help salvaging what’s left.