The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

California governor rebukes Trump in border troop withdrawal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he’s withdrawing most of the state’s National Guard troops on the Mexico border because he won’t participate in the Trump administration’s “absurd theatrics” on border security.

Still, he acknowledged some troops were doing good work fighting drug crime and said he plans to allow 100 of the roughly 360 state troops now deployed to keep working with the federal government.


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