Noem Sending Troops to Border Using Donation ‘Bad Precedent’

  • Gov. Hutchinson said that sending troops to the border using private funds sets “a bad precedent.”
  • “This is a state function,” he told host Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
  • Gov. Noem received a donation to be used to aid in efforts at the US-Mexico border.
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GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas on Sunday said that deploying a state’s National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border using private funds sets “a bad precedent.”

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” anchor Dana Bash asked Hutchinson about fellow Republican Gov. Kristi Noem’s decision to use a donation from Tennessee billionaire Willis Johnson to send 50 South Dakota National Guard members to the border.

Last week, Hutchinson announced hat he would deploy National…

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