Pentagon Denies DC’s National Guard Request To Help With Migrants (Again)

At a glance

  • Pentagon on Monday denied request by D.C. Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser.
  • Bowser first asked last month for Guard to be activated, but request rejected Aug. 4.
  • In mid-August, after being told that accepting request would result in”diminished readiness” for the troops, Bowser asked for 150 Guardsmen.
  • Defense Department on Monday gave similar response and said D.C. National Guard not trained to assist migrants.

 

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