Dem Rep Seeks To Stop Rentals Of National Guard

Politico reports:

Rep. Adam Smith, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said on Wednesday that he would press Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin about reports that the governor of South Dakota accepted private donations to fund the deployment of National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border.

When asked about Gov. Kristi Noem’s move during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Washington Democrat said the Guard should not be treated like a “private militia.”

“The one thing we’re going to do on the Armed Services Committee is we’re going to put pressure on the secretary of defense and everyone else to say, ‘This should not be happening. How do we make it stop?’” Smith said.

Read the full article. As has been widely reported, South Dakota GOP Gov. Kristi Noem has quite literally rented 50 National Guard troops to an auto scrap billionaire who wants to send them to the Mexican border.