by Brian Hayes
New Mexico’s new, Trump-hating open-borders governor has taken radical actions just to spite the President — but the results are proving disastrous for her own state, and likely nation as well.
Trump deployed National Guard and U.S. Army troops to the Mexican border to deal with a huge increase in illegal entries in January.
In act of what she called “resistance” against the president, New Mexico’s Democratic governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham withdrew 118 National Guard troops from the state’s southern boundary.
She said she did it to counter what she called Trump’s “charade of border fear-mongering,” and as a “protest” against Trump’s move to ban “transgendered” troops from the U.S. military.
The results have been nothing short of disastrous, with drug smuggling activities “exploding” since her deranged move.
As the NY Post reported, Mexican drug cartels and possibly terrorists have been thriving in New Mexico since two border patrol checkpoints were shut down as a result of Lujan Grisham’s Guard withdrawal.
Just two weeks after the governor’s reckless action, Otero County declared a state of emergency. Otero County Sheriff David Black said Monday that he saw some $60,000 in deadly drug shipments in April, up from $3,500 in January.
Black said he now has just 44 gun toters to oversee 6,628 square miles of lonely ranchland and pistachio orchards nestled among national parkland and Holloman Air Force Base.
Now the lawman said he has to deploy his own overworked forces to stop drugs such as methamphetamines, heroin and fentanyl from coming through his territory, which is home to some 65,000 people.
“We’ve lost our second line of enforcement,” said Otero County DEA veteran Kyle Williamson, 52.
“Are cartels capitalizing on the confusion at the border? Yes, they are!” Williamson told The Post. “They are using it as a cover to move drugs, which are coming through legal ports of entry. If your drugs are coming through legal ports of entry, you need lines of defense.”
Williamson said his team recently seized 44 pounds of fentanyl — “enough to wipe out all of New Mexico, Texas and the entire state of Chihuahua.”
Most of the deaths from opioid addiction in the U.S. are from fentanyl which is coming in from our southern border. Most are NOT coming from drug companies and bad doctors, and most people who need the drugs do not abuse them. The problem stems from illegal drug buys.
Couy Griffin, chairman of Otero County’s Board of Commissioners, who spearheaded the move to declare a state of emergency last month, said the situation is dire. In addition to drug traffickers and migrants, Griffin fears that terrorists take advantage of the abandoned checkpoints to sneak into the rest of the country.
“We have got to secure our border, period,” said Griffin, 45.
But the radical leftist Gov. Lujan Grisham clearly doesn’t share the dire concerns of N.M. state and Federal law enforcement. So long as she’s “sticking it to Trump,” she couldn’t care less about how much her state, and the nation, are flooded with deadly drugs, illegals and possibly terrorists.