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Governor Kevin Stitt commits to sending National Guard troops to southern border

In a release from his office, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said he has committed to sending Oklahoma National Guard troops to the southern border.

“As Governor, the decision to deploy members of the National Guard is not one I take lightly and, as the parent of a deployed soldier, I am acutely aware of the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of our National Guard and their families during deployment. However, I believe it is in the best interest of Oklahoma and the nation to take decisive action to address the federal government’s utter failure to secure our southern border,” said Governor Stitt. “Republican governors continue to step up to the plate when President Biden refuses to lead; and by deploying our brave National Guard Troops, we are sending a strong message that we remain dedicated to defending our borders and upholding law and order in our nation.”

Gov. Stitt joins 12 other Republican governors in committing to sending troops to the U.S. - Mexico border.

More than 1,300 troops are to be sent to the border between the 13 states supporting Operation Lone Star.

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