The White House accused Republican governors that they used illegal immigrants to “political playthings” in Washington, D.C., as Washington, D.C. is under pressure from the influx of thousands of illegal immigrants from border states.
Washington Mayor Muriel bowser asked for National Guard assistance in managing the 4 ,000 immigrants she said were bused from Texas to Washington.
In a July 22 email to the White House Ms. Bowser stated that the recent flood of migrants is a result “cruel politicsmanship” of Republican Govs Greg Abbot of Texas, and Doug Ducey of Arizona.
” Our ability to help people in crisis at such a large scale is limited. “Governors Abbot and Ducey instead of working together with the Biden/Harris administration on a solution have chosen to exploit desperate people in order to gain political points,” wrote Ms. Bowser.
White House press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre said that the White House had been “regularly in touch” with Ms. Bowser’s team but did not comment on whether or not the National Guard would activate as requested. She referred all questions to the Pentagon.
She echoed the comments of Ms. Bowser, calling Republican governors’ tactics “shameful .”
“They send migrants to large cities in order to use them as political ploys,” she stated. The Republicans are using migrants to their political advantage. This is irresponsible .”
” There is a legal procedure in place, and they should adhere to it,” she stated.