D.C Mayor Overrules Biden, Requests National Guard to Help with Migrants Bused to Capital

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has overruled Democrat President Joe Biden to tackle the influx of illegal migrants being bused to the nation’s capital from border states.

Bowser has requested the activation of the D.C. National Guard to help with the migrant crisis.

NBC Reporter Mark Segraves said: “BREAKING: DC @MayorBowser requests @DCNationalGuard activated indefinitely to help migrant busses arriving in DC.

“Calling it a ‘humanitarian crisis’ that has reached a ‘tipping point’ with 4,000 migrants so far.

“Requesting DC Armory be used as a processing center.”

Mayor Bowser told reporters: “So we are very focused and we continue to be very focused on having the federal government do its part to take the lead in addressing what we see as a growing humanitarian crisis with people who are seeking asylum coming across the country to get their final destinations.

“We’ve had a number of discussions, we facilitated FEMA’s involvement with a $1 million grant that has now been increased to work with our nonprofit agency, we facilitated using those grant funds to set up a center in a neighboring jurisdiction and I’ve also asked the Secretary of the Army to deploy the DC National Guard to help lead that effort.”

According to NBC:

Bowser said 4,000 migrants have arrived so far in a “humanitarian crisis” that has reached a “tipping point.”

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott began chartering buses to send migrants to D.C. and other so-called “sanctuary cities” earlier this year.

Bowser requested the help of the National Guard in a letter to the office of the Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin dated July 19 and a second letter to White House aides dated July 22.

“The migrant crisis facing our city and our country through cruel political gamesmanship from the Governors of Texas and Arizona must be dealt with at the federal level,” the July 22 letter read.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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