The Hill reports:
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said Sunday said that sending a state’s National Guard to the U.S-Mexico border using money from a private donor sets a “bad precedent.”
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” anchor Dana Bash cited South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) use of funding from Tennessee billionaire Willis Johnson to send an initial deployment of as many as 50 South Dakota National Guard troops to the southern border to respond to a record surge in migrants.
“Would you use a political donation to send your troops to the border?” CNN’s Dana Bash asked Hutchinson. “I would consider that a bad precedent to have that privately funded,” he said.
CNN’s Dana Bash on Kristi Noem deploying National Guard troops paid by a GOP donor: “Would you use political donation to send your troops to the border?”
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson: “Not for this purpose… I would consider it a bad precedent to have it privately funded.” pic.twitter.com/2UhVnhvk55
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 4, 2021