Congressman Who Deployed to the Southern Border Criticizes WI Gov. for Pulling Troops Away

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019 8:10 PM
Congressman Who Deployed to the Southern Border Criticizes WI Gov. for Pulling Troops Away

Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) criticized Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) for pulling his National Guardsmen from the U.S.-Mexico border. Kinzinger was recently deployed to border since he is still an officer in the Air National Guard.

“As a member of the WI Guard, I saw firsthand the amazing work by my fellow guardsmen. Stopping illegal immigration is quite an honorable mission, but since @GovEvers doesn’t agree, let me share a few more things his Guard did this week,” Kinzinger tweeted.

“I’m grateful to my fellow Wisconsin Guard members, and I’m deeply disappointed you won’t let them do what they are trained to do for the good of the country. @GovEvers, I hope you’ll reconsider,” Kinzinger concluded.

Prior to joining Congress, Kinzinger joined the Air Force in 2003 and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

“There is simply not ample evidence to support the president’s contention of a national security crisis at our southwestern border,” Evers said in a statement. “Therefore, there is no justification for the ongoing presence of Wisconsin National Guard personnel at the border.”