Conservative Review: On August 5, the Department of Defense denied D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s request for the National Guard to help her with the thousands of illegal aliens that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has bused into the city since April.
Kelly Bulliner Holly, the executive secretary of the DOD, responded to Bowser’s July 19 letter to the office of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, writing: “After careful consideration the Department has concluded it cannot fulfill your request.”
Holly highlighted the fact that the city already has access to federal funding through SAMU First Response, a non-governmental organization that has itself received funding via the Emergency Food and Shelter Program by FEMA. Responding to the language of Bowser’s request that the influx of over 4,000 illegals constitutes a “humanitarian crisis,” Holly noted that SAMU First Response “supplements funding for humanitarian relief efforts by government and social service organizations for the purposes of providing shelter and supportive services to families and individuals.” more