"...And what in the world are we talking about here, sending a National Guard that we may not have any capacity to send up to or down to protect borders? That's not their role."
That's not their role? That is EXACTLY their role. In fact, the National Guard is the only branch of the armed services that is called for in the Constitution. Senator, maybe you should read the Constitution - specifically Article I Section 8. And just a hint, militia means National Guard.
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