Since the election of President Trump, Democrats across the country have been in freak-out mode.
Many governors have even been publicly defiant to the President.
And one state’s governor just took things a step further and committed treason against President Trump.
As President of the United States, Donald Trump is the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.
One of the forces he has control over is the National Guard.
In response to the border crisis, Trump has ordered some members of the National Guard to report to the border to help keep it secure, at least until a wall can be built.
Some states, like Texas, have responded by supporting the President’s decision and sending troops stationed to the border.
But some states aren’t as happy to support the President’s decision.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown stated on Twitter that if she is asked to deploy National Guard Troops stationed in Oregon to move to the southern border that she will refuse his order.
She stated that she is “deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border.”
As reported by Breitbart:
“The governor of Oregon announced Wednesday that she would refuse any attempt from President Trump to send National Guard troops to protect the Mexican border after the president announced his intention to beef up border patrol operations.
“If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I’ll say no. As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border,” Brown tweeted Wednesday.
“There’s been no outreach by the President or federal officials,” she added, insisting that she has “no intention of allowing Oregon’s guard troops to be used to distract from his troubles in Washington.”
Trump signed a proclamation Wednesday directing Defense Secretary James Mattis to “request use of National Guard personnel to assist” with the Department of Homeland Security Department’s existing efforts to secure the border.
The president is allowed to call on National Guard units under two different laws passed by Congress in 1956.
Under U.S. Code Title 10, Trump could “federalize” the Guard, ordering federally-funded National Guard troops under the Defense Secretary’s control to report for “active duty.”
But Trump invoked U.S. Code Title 32 in his proclamation, which directs state governors to order the Guard to report “for operational Homeland Defense” duties.
Under Title 32, state governors can ignore or refuse the president’s order. While Brown has authority to deny Trump’s request under Title 32, the president can invoke his authority to send the National Guard to the Mexican border under other provisions.
Unlike Brown, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott welcomed Trump’s proclamation.
Abbott, whose state borders Mexico, announced Wednesday that Texas would comply with the National Guard order, adding that since he became governor, “Texas has maintained a continuous presence of National Guard members along the border.”
Despite being the governor of the state those troops are stationed in, President Trump has higher authority over them.
When push comes to shove, it is unlikely that Governor Brown will win against the President on this issue.
But, with Oregon not being a border state, it may never actually come to that.
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