California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday plans to order the withdrawal of most of the 360 National Guard members from the Mexico border. In released excerpts from the State of the State address he is to deliver on Tuesday, Newsom says he is giving the National Guard troops new missions so they can "refocus on the real threats facing our state," instead of participating in the Trump administration's "political theater" on the border. Newsom will redeploy National Guard troops to support wildfire prevention but leave specialists to help fight drug smuggling through international points of entry. "The Border 'emergency' is a manufactured crisis," Newsom will say Tuesday. Last week, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pulled most of her state's troops from the border.
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