Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt ordered 50 members of his state’s National Guard to the Texas border to assist Operation Lone Star. The Guardsmen will be a part of troopers and airmen from 12 different states deployed to the Texas border with Mexico.
Responding to a request for help from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Governor Stitt ordered 50 members of the Oklahoma Nation Guard to journey to South Texas in assist of the Operation Lone Star border safety mission, KOSO NPR reported. Governor Stitt joined with 12 different Republican governors who responded to Abbott’s request by deploying National Guard Units and/or state regulation enforcement officers.
Those governors embrace:
- Governor Kim Reynolds, IA
- Governor Glenn Youngkin, VA
- Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, AR
- Governor Ron DeSantis, FL
- Governor Brad Little, ID
- Governor Jim Pillen, NE
- Governor Doug Burgum, ND
- Governor Mike DeWine, OH
- Governor Kevin Stitt, OK
- Governor Henry McMaster, SC
- Governor Kristi Noem, SD
- Governor Bill Lee, TN
- Governor Jim Justice, WV
“Every state is a border state, and Republican governors – together – are stepping up to protect Americans where Biden has failed,” the collective governors stated in a written assertion.
In his deployment announcement, Governor Stitt wrote: “By deploying our brave National Guard Troops, we’re sending a strong message that we remain dedicated to defending our borders and upholding law and order in our nation.”
The Oklahoma troops might be a “force multiplier,” Guard officers added. They won’t be exercising any regulation enforcement authority alongside the border. “It will be the local law enforcement agencies that are responsible for investigating and then, if necessary, detaining those people if they’re involved in illegal activities,” Oklahoma Nation Guard deputy public affairs officer LeeAnn Tumblson informed the Oklahoma radio station.
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