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Oregon Gov. Says She Will Refuse Trump’s Call To Deploy State Guardsmen To Border

Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that she will refuse President Donald Trump’s call to send National Guard forces to protect the southern border.

Brown announced on Twitter that she will not listen to Trump or the federal government if asked to send Oregon guard troops to the Mexico border, saying she is “deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border.”

The Democratic governor added that she has not been contacted by Trump or any federal officials to send forces to the border, but that if she were, she would refuse. She says Trump’s actions would distract her troops from the president’s “troubles in Washington.”

Brown’s statement comes after Trump announced Tuesday that the US military will be used to guard the US-Mexico border. (RELATED: Trump: We Will Guard Our Border With Our Military)

“We are going to be guarding our border with our military. That’s a big step,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing, and by the way never showing up for court.”

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