Idaho Lt. Gov. Asks About Sending National Guard to Border, Gets Rebuffed by Commander

While Idaho’s governor is in Texas for a meeting about border issues, the state’s lieutenant governor asked about sending the National Gaurd to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Associated Press reported.

Janice McGeachin wrote a letter to Major General Michael J. Garshak, the commanding general of the Idaho National Guard, about activating troops following a discussion she had with her Texas counterpart.

“As of Wednesday, my constitutional authority as Governor affords me the power of activating the Idaho National Guard,” she wrote in the letter obtained by AP. “As the Adjutant General, I am requesting information from you on the steps needed for the Governor to activate the National Guard.”

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