What South Dakota's bizarre National Guard deployment might really be about

Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem (R), announced Tuesday that 50 members of the state National Guard will be deployed to the southern border to respond to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) requested help in illegal crossings. Noem will fund the venture through "private donation," which is a controversial payment-for that critics fear could turn the National Guard into a private, for-hire security force.Others, such as Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher or The Washington Post's Max Boot have criticized the small-scale deployment for being a performative move by another 2024 presidential hopeful eager to criticize the Biden administration’s failures.Newsweek reports that Noem is the latest GOP governor who has offered her support following Ducey and Abbott's June 10 Emergency Management Assistance Compact. In their request for support, the governors noted that "Given the staggering amount of violations currently occurring in Texas and Arizona", additional manpower was needed from any state. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R), Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), another "2024 aspirant", all pledged their support, according to Newsweek.You might also like7 hilarious cartoons that mock the Democratic Joe Manchin problemJacob Zuma, former South African President, sentenced to 15 Months in PrisonBernie Sanders wants to find out if a cannabis reporter is stoned right now