On Thursday, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, asked the National Guard for help handling illegal aliens being sent to the nation’s capital.
The Daily Wire reports:
Bowser described the situation as a “growing humanitarian crisis” of “people who are seeking asylum coming across the country to get to their final destinations,” saying that Washington, D.C. would “continue to pursue federal involvement.”
“We’ve had a number of discussions,” she said. “We’ve facilitated FEMA’s involvement with a million dollar grant that has now been increased to work with a lead nonprofit agency. We’ve facilitated using those grant funds to set up respite center in a neighboring jurisdiction and I’ve also asked the Secretary of the Army to deploy the D.C. National Guard to help lead that effort.”
The mayor also said that officials need “space” to house the migrants.
“I’ve asked for the deployment of the guard as long as we need the guard to deal with the humanitarian crisis that we expect to escalate,” she continued. “The number of people crossing the border seeking asylum, we expect to only go up, we need to make sure that there is a national response, not an ad hoc city by city, state by state response.”
DC @MayorBowser calls for activating the National Guard to handle the influx of illegal migrants into the city, calling it a "humanitarian crisis."
This is something she refused to do on January 6 but will do when 4,000 illegal migrants enter her city. pic.twitter.com/R3kUM5JUXs
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 28, 2022
Republicans were quick to respond to Bowser’s hypocrisy, such as U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell of New Mexico’s Second Congressional District:
Democrat Mayor of Washington DC @MurielBowser is calling up the National Guard to help deal with Joe Biden's flood of illegal immigration–why won't Governor Lujan Grisham do the same to protect the people of New Mexico?? @GovMLG pic.twitter.com/1YjkMyVK3i
— Rep. Yvette Herrell (@RepHerrell) July 28, 2022